Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily to be had. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques which have been proven to help teachers from all kinds of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book’s techniques in the study room and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources.
“Given the current and welcome surge of interest in improving student learning and success, this guide is a timely and important tool, sharply focused on practical strategies that can actually matter.”
?Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas at Austin
“This book is a ‘will have to’ for every new faculty orientation program; it not only emphasizes the importance of concentrating on what students learn but provides clear steps to prepare and execute an engagement technique. Faculty in search of ideas to heighten student engagement in their courses will find usefultechniques that may be adopted, adapted, extended, or modified.”
?Bob Smallwood, cocreator of CLASSE (Classroom Survey of Student Engagement) and assistant to the provost for assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Alabama
“Elizabeth Barkley’s encyclopedia of active learning techniques (here referred to as SETs) combines both a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept that of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action.”
?James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum