Updated by Ken Peterson on May 21, 2014

Ken Peterson Resources - Student Engagement

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  1. 1. How to Revitalize Your Students

    How to Revitalize Your Students

    Have I let "instructional weeds" infest my classroom? I went out into my backyard today and was astounded about its condition. The hibernating Bermuda grass was yellow-brown as it should have been, but salt-and-peppered throughout the yard were bright green dandelions with the "I dare you to stop me" fluffy white seed flowers that had not been there in the fall.

  2. 2. What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

    What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

    Educators have lots of ideas about how to improve education, to better reach learners and to give students the skills they'll need in college and beyond the classroom. But often those conversations remain between adults. The real test of any idea is in the classroom, though students are rarely asked about what they think about their education.

  3. 3. Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking

    Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking

    Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose ( My Life in Pink), about a seven-year-old boy named Ludovic who identifies as female. Ludovic has an active imagination, but is bullied by both adults and other kids who are unnerved by his desire to wear dresses and play with dolls.

  4. 4. Why engage students? Because they can move mountains

    Why engage students? Because they can move mountains

    TED-Ed was thrilled to sit down with a group of educators during a brainstorm on student engagement at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler, British Columbia. Throughout the discussion, one theme was clear: this group of classroom teachers, administrators and learning game designers was passionate about getting students engaged — inside and outside of the classroom.

  5. 5. A Crash Course in Building Effective Learning Relationships With Students

    A Crash Course in Building Effective Learning Relationships With Students

    It was December 18, three days before the end of the semester. I had just been hired as a last-minute replacement at a comprehensive high school with more than 60 percent of students on free or reduced lunch. I was scheduled to start teaching after students returned from winter break—which left me only three days of classroom observation to learn everything I could about my 90 new students.

  6. 6. Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

    Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

    Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking. But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important.

  7. 7. More Than Half of Students 'Engaged' in School, Says Poll

    More Than Half of Students 'Engaged' in School, Says Poll

    Students who have teachers who make them “feel excited about the future” and who attend schools that they see as committed to building their individual strengths are 30 times more likely than other students to show other signs of engagement in the classroom—a key predictor of academic success, according to a report released Wednesday by Gallup Education.

  8. 8. Response: Ways to Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement'

    Response: Ways to Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement'

    Of course, since we all live in the real world, it's unlikely that we will be successful in getting all our students participating -- particularly in a cognitive way -- all the time. However, there are a number of actions we can take to increase the odds of as many as our students being active learners and co-creators of what is happening in the classroom (what our school's principal ,Ted Appel, and vice-principal, Jim Peterson, call "whole-class engagement.").

  9. 9. Ideas for Engaging Learning

    Ideas for Engaging Learning

    Check out this Smartifico knowledge board!

  10. 10. What's Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students' Mindsets

    What's Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students' Mindsets

    Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck's work on growth mindsets has dominated much of the attention around how students can influence their own learning. But there are other ways to help students tap into their own motivation, too. Here are a few other important mindsets to consider.

  11. 11. Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary?

    Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary?

    "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." -- John Scully "Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy." -- Rumi Can you teach students to be visionary? Can visionary thinking even be taught?

  12. 12. Modularity, the 20 Percent and Desks with Wheels | DMLcentral

    Modularity, the 20 Percent and Desks with Wheels | DMLcentral

    I want to talk about the need for modularity in schools but first, I feel like I need to explain why this is such an important issue.

  13. 13. KleenSlate

    KleenSlate

    KleenSlate makes communication possible in difficult situations with our NEW Patient Communication Kit. Including a Paddle w/marker and KleenSleeve as well as a Personal Item Tray.

  14. 14. What Relationships Mean in Educating Boys

    What Relationships Mean in Educating Boys

    Pundits ranging from academic demographers to New York Times columnists have weighed in recently on the declining prospects for males in the developed world—a situation the journalist Hanna Rosin suggested in an article and 2012 book might herald an "End of Men."

  15. 15. Education Inspiration

    Education Inspiration

    Explore Mattie Walton's hand-picked collection of Pins about Education Inspiration on Pinterest. | See more about touch math, stem activities and brain breaks.

  16. 16. Thoughts of a Teacher

    Thoughts of a Teacher

    And the time has come to show what my students have thought of as their good qualities. In my previous post about positive thinking I mentioned that they should make a list. Well, I went a little bit beyond that point and I asked them to make a 'selfie' video of their thoughts.

  17. 17. Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

    Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

    By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human , author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country.

  18. 18. Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

    Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

    By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human , author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country.

  19. 19. 100 Search Engines For Academic Research

    100 Search Engines For Academic Research

    Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It's been an incredible resource, but now, it's time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we've found some new discoveries, too.