M-10 Student Engagement

Students consistently engage in multiple activities that result in ownership of learning and mastery of skills that lead to increased academic achievement.

What does this look like in our schools and classrooms?

  • Incorporate instructional strategies that allow for student discussion (Think-Pair-Share, Turn and Talk, Jigsaw, Scenarios and Debate, etc.)
  • Provide multiple methods for learning and engaging with content within the unit
  • Allow students opportunity to express their creativity as part of learning activities
  • Use chunking to keep students moving and fresh
  • Plan games, learning challenges, contests and other activities that incorporate competition (such as Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, Trashball, Hotseat)
  • Incorporate different learning styles (visual, hands-on, auditory) within each lesson
  • Provide opportunities for students to move frequently within a lesson
  • Use learning stations and centers to keep students active
  • Research instructional best practices in a student-centered classroom
  • Incorporate Discovery Ed SOS Strategies to use more than one sense when interacting with content
  • Use leveled task/QR cards to keep students continually working at an appropriate level
  • Use hands-on, experiential, and inquiry-based learning to help students internalize what they learn
  • Show a passion for learning that is contagious with your students

Exemplar Lessons & Strategies

How Can Technology Support this M-Powerment Strategy?

Digital flashcards and learning games for mastery
  • Students practice skills with audio, visual, and text-based cards and games
  • Quizlet Live games feature teams working together to connect material

DE SOS Strategies
Discovery Education's digital integration strategies
  • Research instructional best practices for engaging with digital content
  • Choose methods for summarizing, comparing, and more with engaging activities
Student-maintained digital portfolios and showcase of learning
  • Give students an audience for their work by sharing SeeSaw classes with families and others.
  • Incorporate text, video, photos for engaging content

For Future Reading, Exploration, & Learning

Educational Articles

Check out these additional research-based articles and books related to this M-Powerment Strategy. 

 https://sites.google.com/a/mgsd.k12.nc.us/mgsd-big-refresh/system/app/pages/search?scope=search-site&q=M-1Self-Paced PD

To explore more about this strategy, check out some of the sessions that have been offered at previous Summer Institutes related to this strategy. Each one contains lots of strategies you can implement and resources you can use to improve your practice.

Instructional Coach-Created Resources

Newsletters and contests created by our Instructional Coaches and School Library Media Coordinators have lots of resources and ideas you can implement. Here are a few that relate to this strategy.