Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2018

Grade(s): K - 8

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Ellin Oliver Keene

What motivates us to learn? We all want our students to be engaged learners, but we often struggle with getting them excited about and responsible for their own learning.

In Engaging Children, Ellin Oliver Keene explores the question: What can I do to help students develop internal motivation or, better yet, engagement? She differentiates between compliance, participation, motivation, and engagement, showing how to help students take more responsibility for their learning. She also identifies four pillars of engagement and carefully details how each supports an environment where student-driven engagement becomes the norm.

Truly engaged children are more likely to remember and reapply what they learn—and become citizens who act on their learning for the betterment of the world. With Ellin’s guidance, you’ll discover how to help all children uncover their drive for deeper learning.