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Moving classes online at short notice is quite a challenging feat. But once the teaching & learning process has begun, maintaining student engagement remotely becomes the next big challenge.

While the tech side of the equation is essential for effective remote learning, we’d like to offer educators a different perspective on student engagement. Consider this: what if knowing how to get students’ attention means focusing on pedagogy, and not just fancy online learning tools?

As the University of California in Merced puts it, student engagement is crucial for ensuring your students understand what you’re teaching. From that perspective, we can see that the key to engagement lies closer to the pedagogical side of things rather than just the tech.

In this article, we’ll start by exploring some student engagement strategies.

Hardly anyone is born with the feeling that learning is important. It’s something that many of us are likely to embrace after high school graduation or even later. Who holds the key to student motivation so that they can be engaged in the knowledge discovery process? Surely, parents and instructors are involved. They can eventually help students establish their goals and find the pathway to reach them.

Here’s when fellow students also contribute greatly by showing their interest toward studies and the progress they make.

To see the world of academia through the eyes of a student and better grasp their potential motivation drivers, we’ve connected with Daniel Wong.

Plagiarism these days is an ever growing problem. According to Unicheck statistics, nearly 58% of students admitted to plagiarizing just in the last year. From simple copy-pasting to using essay mills, – the possibilities are endless. Because of that, more and more institutions are actively seeking effective solutions to the problem. But before looking for an answer, we must take a better look at the question, and try to understand the reasoning behind cheating and ways educators can empower their students and promote better writing practices.

Passion is what makes good writing but only practice is what makes good writing real. Walking into the classroom with a bunch of blank papers, pencils, and big expectations is not the best approach to enhance writing skills of students. The writing skills nurturing should develop gradually and turn into steady practice environment where each student has own reason to write. If you want your students to turn into enthusiastic writers, you need to let them understand the basics of the clear sentence construction and support them on every stage of the writing session.

Professor R. Kellogg in the “Psychology of writing” book suggested several principles of the writing practice based on the conducted research. According to the book, the good writing habits are based on efforts and motivation, repetition and attainability (the level of skills already attained by the students). In this topic, we will discover how to raise the level of writing attainability, learning the components of the balanced sentence and using practical exercises to support the skill retention.

There is one thing high school students lack: attention. And involvement in the classroom activity. And engagement in learning process.
OK, that’s more than one thing. Still, a distracted student in high school is a common occurrence. Put several of them in the class together, and you get an unconnected bunch, only half-listening and quarter-learning.
But there is a way up this slippery slope.

Storytelling is a way to compose and deliver a story to the audience with a certain meaning. To tell informative stories with the ending that becomes food for thought has always been popular and engaging. Storytelling at school suggests a variety of opportunities for students to learn how to express their thoughts logically, and how to create something unique that nobody has never told before.