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Modeling Engagement with Ellin Keene and Tom Newkirk

In many ways, we still structure our classrooms and speak with students as if we value compliance and the look of engagement more than true engagement.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 20, 2018 2:56:18 PM

Helping Students Become Responsible For Their Own Engagement

Even very young readers, while listening to text, and the rest of us while reading, can think about thinking. We can all be more active and engaged readers when we use thinking strategies to understand.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 6, 2018 1:04:53 PM

Engaging Children Read Aloud with Ellin Keene

How do we recognize engagement? Today on the podcast, a special read aloud by author Ellin Oliver Keene from her new book Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Understanding.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM

The Four Pillars of Engagement

If educators don't have a language to define and describe engagement—a point on the horizon toward which we're working—and if we don't incorporate talk of engagement into our discourse with students, how can we help children become truly engaged?  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 5, 2018 7:57:00 AM

Creating the Components for Engagement

Engagement, in part, depends on what you feel and sense when you enter a classroom. It's the culture—unseen and unheard, but omnipresent, and it's a little tougher to pin down.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 18, 2018 11:42:54 AM

Talking About Engagement in the Classroom

How can we help kids to identify when they have an engaged experience and how they can create the condition necessary to repeat it and create new ones? Consider these moves in your classroom  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 6, 2018 6:32:00 AM

Can We Teach Engagement?

Our ideas about engagement were for formed in early childhood by our parents, and have been solidified by what our teachers did to 'motivate' us. In classrooms now, many of these old notions are concretized by what our colleagues believe about motivation and engagement.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 1, 2018 11:48:44 AM

Book Talk Live With Ellin Oliver Keene

Welcome to our Book Talk Live with Ellin Oliver Keene, author of Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 25, 2018 10:18:07 AM

The Important Difference Between Motivation and Engagement

Ellin Oliver Keene helps us answer the question, what is the difference between motivation and engagement?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 17, 2018 7:19:00 AM

Plumbing The Depths of Engagement: Two Heinemann Fellows on Ellin Keene's New Book

Ahead of the publication of Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning, Heinemann Fellows Aeriale Johnson and Jess Lifshitz read and reacted to Ellin’s soon-to-arrive book.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet May 16, 2018 5:44:36 PM

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