Engaging the Disengaged

The education community has recognized the issue of student disengagement and brought it into the collective consciousness with terms like closing "the achievement gap," conquering "the fourth-grade slump," and reaching "students at risk."

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The education community has recognized the issue of student disengagement and brought it into the collective consciousness with terms like closing "the achievement gap," conquering "the fourth-grade slump," and reaching "students at risk."

Engaging the Disengaged recommends that teachers adopt two key techniques for engaging students: (1) respond to students as persons, not just pupils; and (2) show them how to connect with the topic of study. This practical book explores how ...read more

About the Author(s)

Beth was influenced by her father to become a teacher. She is a native of Toronto and has been a K–9 teacher, resource teacher, and Reading Recovery teacher. She is currently a literacy assessment consultant for the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a part-time lecturer at Mount St. Vincent University.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: The Disengaged Student
Chapter 1: What Do You Know?
Chapter 2: What Can We Learn About Disengagement?
Chapter 3: What Students Can Do
Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Student as a You
Chapter 5: Using What We Know About Re-engaging Students
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 96 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: 8258Item No: 8792Item No: B258
ISBN: 978-155138-258-6ISBN: 978-1-55138-792-5ISBN: 978-15513B-258-6

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