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The Art and Science of Student Engagement: Differentiation

Student engagement as I defined, it is an art and science of activating one’s mind and/or the use of physical movement. It is a challenge when you embed DIFFERENTIATION into it, however there are techniques and applications on how to do it. Thus, engaging each and every student in the four corners of every teacher’s classroom is probably one of the greatest challenges a teacher can imagine. Consider having a group of kids whose multifaceted reading level ranges from level 1 through level 6. How are you able to engage and motivate each and every student? Please comment below. If you want to email me privately, please send it through leadninspire@gmail.com. Many thanks for reading this… Read More »

National Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4-8, 2015!

This week, give the gift of knowledge (a book) to all teachers within your district that will impact the teaching and learning! The Differentiated Instruction: Engagement and Motivation in Every Classroom will give every teacher the tools, strategies that encompasses each student’s level. Now, until May 28 receive $20.00 OFF for every book you order at www.edgardocastro.com. For bulk order, call me at 757-693-2336 or email at leadninspire@gmail.com. Many thanks in advance for visiting my… Read More »

Motivate and Engage Students!!!

Some hard questions for both new and veteran teachers: What do I need to do to succeed with my diverse students? How can I engage and motivate each of them? How can I differentiate my lesson? Let’s begin with these five recommendations, drawn from research-based teaching strategies: 1. Learn as much as you can about your students. Each student come from with a myriad of background skills, experiences, or even local and regional languages. There are free websites that could be helpful, likewww.surveymonkey.com, where you can create your own questions based on grade level, subject, specific skills/talents and more. In my experience, the first few days back to school are a great time to begin a survey.2. Foster ongoing relationships. Knowing each of your student and making an effort to foster that relationship will significantly affect learning. We all know time can be our greatest enemy, but small opportunities such as an informal chat when your student to the cafeteria, playground or even walking in the hallways can build a personal connection between you and the student. I always ask a follow-up question, look back and reflect on what the student likes or dislikes based on the survey I gave. 3. Connect with home, family and the community. Knowing the family is as important as knowing your student. Making home and family connections helps each student feel a sense of welcoming from you. Also, a positive phone call is a good way to start an upbeat relationship with parents. In addition, I try to connect with the community in ways as simple as grocery shopping, attending church or even walking my dog. 4. Collaborate with… Read More »

If schools were permitted to have just one training, this is the one!

This training will help to raise test scores for your students, decrease discipline challenges, and improve classroom rapport. You will learn how to meet students where they are and lead them where they need to be, capture attention, and promote deeper learning.