Great tips to keep student engagement
Student trust plays a tremendous role in how well students learn and how much effort they will put in towards work. Wonderful advice and tips for any educator.
1. Know your students’ names. When you use someone’s name, you’re recognizing their identity. It’s simple, but it helps your students know that they’re being seen.
2. Recognize something that your students like.
3. Notice something about your students. “‘Hey, I love your blouse. It’s really pretty.’
4. Ask your students about their experience in after-school activities.
5. If a student is late (or acting up), check in with them. ‘Hey, I’ve seen that you’ve been late for the past couple days. What’s going on? Do you need some help with anything?'”
6. When you’re having conflict with a student, use that as an opportunity.
7. Have your students address you by your first name. This helps humanize you to your students.
8. Know that it takes time to build relationships.
9. Be open, honest, and vulnerable with your students.
10. Bring your personality into your advisory.
11. Help your students learn that not knowing the answer is OK.
12. Guide your students to become resources for each other.
13. Make sure you take care of yourself.