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Student Engagement

Student engagement is critical to academic success, and teachers must build positive student–teacher relationships to foster active engagement and motivate reluctant learners.

Teachers promote engagement by connecting learning to students’ lives (e. g., knowing students’ academic and cultural backgrounds) and using a variety of teacher-led (e.g., choral responding and response cards), peer-assisted (e. g., cooperative learning and peer tutoring), student-regulated (e.g., self-management), and technology-supported strategies shown empirically to increase student engagement. Monitoring student engagement and providing positive, constructive feedback can help sustain active student engagement and improve outcomes.

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