• 20 Strategies for How to Engage Students | An interview with Marcia Tate

    “My son is certainly capable…” she paused for a moment, considering what she was about to say next, “he’s just lazy!” When my friend said that to me, I was immediately transported back to my childhood. For I too, struggled in school, and I remember how my mom would say the same thing about me, that I was lazy. It took me a second before I responded to my friends comment, “It’s probably not so much that he’s lazy, but rather that he’s not being engaged.” Engagement is one of the big things we struggle with as teachers; how do…

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