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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Join Ellin Keene's Engaging Children Facebook Group!

If you're interested in discussing the book with other readers, consider joining the new Engaging Children Facebook Group! It's a great online space to share ideas, read together, and stay up-to-date on Engaging Children news.  (continue reading)

Engaging Children Podcast with Ellin Oliver Keene & Tom Newkirk

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we welcome back authors Ellin Oliver Keene & Tom Newkirk to discuss Ellin's new book, Engaging Children: Ignite a Drive for Deeper Learning.  (continue reading)

A Special NCTE-Edition Heinemann Podcast Roundup

Whether you were able to attend the conference or not, we've compiled some favorite Heinemann podcasts with authors who presented at this year's NCTE17.  (continue reading)

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