Every teacher may face a dilemma in his teaching career, that is, how to increase student engagement in the classroom? According to the survey conducted in India, less than 60 percent of the students actively participate in classroom learning. In addition, the research also reveals that the participation rate gradually decreases from primary schools (61 percent) to high schools (50 percent). Thus, more and more teachers, not only Indian teachers, but also the global, recognize increasing student engagement as a primary issue in the education industry. Here are three techniques which would help you to maintain and enhance student engagement through the entire lesson.
- Integrate technology in your classroom
Nowadays, most students in the classroom are Generation Z, which means that they are more familiar with technology devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and Internet of things than the last generation students. Therefore, the teacher should also convert the traditional teaching method to modern teaching methods. Utilizing a variety of technology tools can make your lesson lively and engaging. For example, the math teacher can use a tool to show how to compute the circular area with a radius. Through the demonstration, students are easier to understand and master the knowledge.
- Make some interactive activities
Students enjoy playing games, so the teacher can prepare some interactive games in the class. For example, when the primary school English teacher wants to teach students new English words, the teacher can make some fun games, such as memory card and matching game. Through the game, it not only diversify the teaching style, but also attracts students to participate in the class.
- Create an active and collaborative learning relationships
According to the research, students are more actively learn with groups and peers. The teacher can assign group assignment or peer review to encourage students to work together. In the class, students can discuss with their partners about the project, which enables to arouse students' enthusiasm in study. Moreover, students can also promote their friendship through the project.
In a word, if the teacher wants to increase students’ engagement, just remember one sentence: make your class funny and engaging.