I'll keep you posted on something I am going to try in my lesson planning this week which may have the effect I am praying for...more engagement! If you find an idea in this article or another tried and true, would you post here and share? Let's get a discussion going!!
Nearly every day I think about those students in my class who do not engage in reading and writing activities. I believe we all long to see all of our students thrive during classroom experiences. These winter days can bring about a lethargy too. I have students who just do not want to do some activities I ask them to do. It leaves me asking the question: What can I do to spark motivation? What is the darn reason I am getting attitude? Why in the world would they not want to do this awesome activity I've planned????
I found this article which gave me a couple of ideas to spark motivation, one idea of which I am trying out today....a more hand's on approach with a dash of social interaction.