This is a breakthrough book on student engagement. Join Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves, two award-winning authors and leaders in their field, on a profound educational quest that will take you through exciting and challenging terrain. Five Paths of Student Engagement will open your eyes, heart and mind and empower you to implement practices that lead directly to your students' well-being, learning, and success.
By integrating psychological and sociological perspectives, and using inspiring examples from seven years of research, this book delves deeply into the what, why, and how of student engagement. It reveals who and what the true enemies of student engagement are, and shows you how to defeat them. It will enrich and reward your work for years to come.
Utilize research-based strategies to promote active engagement in the classroom and build the foundation for student growth:
Chapter 1: From Achievement to Engagement--Two Ages of Educational Change
Chapter 2: Theories of Engagement and Motivation--From Maslow to Flow
Chapter 3: Three Myths of Engagement--Relevance, Technology, and Fun
Chapter 4: The Five Enemies of Engagement--How to Defeat Them
Chapter 5: Standardized Testing--The Archenemy of Engagement
Chapter 6: The Five Pathways of Student Engagement--In Theory and Practice
Chapter 7: The Promise of Engagement--A Battle for Change