Categories: Student Engagement

Amazing Student Engagement Strategies for Hybrid Learning

“Serving two student populations at the same time. I have people joining online and joining from the classroom. Learning to work with both groups simultaneously – that was pretty difficult.”

-Orion Smith

Teaching both groups of students at the same time through hybrid learning can be overwhelming.

 Not only do you have a diverse group of students, but now you have to teach them in a variety of ways. 

For over a year now, teachers across the world have had to pivot what the face of learning and education looks like to accommodate the crisis of COVID. 

During this time teachers have been struggling to keep students engaged while also battling other obstacles on the way.

When I first entered the hybrid learning world after months of online learning, I thought that the two models would be similar. 

I also thought that the student engagement strategies that were proven to work for online learning would be efficient for hybrid learning or flipped learning.

However, that was not the case at all.

While struggling to teach both at the same time, it came to my attention that I felt like I was a circus juggling both forms of engagement at the same time. 

But after several cases of trial and error and research, I discovered several student engagement strategies for hybrid learning that will save you time and energy.

These strategies are perfect if you are feeling:

  • Overwhelmed
  • You have no idea how to keep both engaged at the same time
  • Like finding something all the kids will relate to is nearly impossible

So grab a coffee because today we are going to cover:

  • What is Student Engagement For Hybrid Learning?
  • Why is Student Engagement For Hybrid Learning Important?
  • 3 Student Engagement Strategies For Hybrid Learning That You NEED To Incorporate in Your Classroom
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Categories: Student Engagement

3 Student Engagement Strategies to Transform Online Learning

According to the World Economic Forum, over 1.2 billion children were out of the classroom when the pandemic struck. 

As a result, millions of children and teachers transitioned to online learning.

In a world where teachers were just starting to use online learning, it is no surprise that there weren’t many effective pieces of training about how to engage students in online learning.

Now after a year of teaching online, teachers are coming together to share the top student engagement strategies for online learning.

Keeping students engaged while learning online can feel like an uphill battle. 

Keeping students engaged online can feel like:

  • You are so overwhelmed that you have no idea where to start
  • You have to completely reinvent the wheel
  • It’s a constant battle to keep students logged in or paying attention all-day
  • Your idea of what would be “fun” doesn’t match what your students consider fun.

That’s why I want to share with you the Top 3 Engagement Strategies for Online Learning.

Online learning can be an unpredictable place especially in the middle of a pandemic.

We are in this together and we are stronger together. 

Whether you are just starting to teach online or have been and need some fresh ideas, grab a quick cup of much-deserved coffee, and let’s get started.

We are going to talk about:

  • What is student engagement?
  • Why is it important?
  • 5 Student Engagement Strategies For Online Learning that You Can Use Right Now

Also, download the “Ultimate Student Engagement Guide with Over 30 Student Engagement Strategies” that you can do in 5 minutes or less!

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The Ultimate Guide of Student Engagement Strategies In 5 Minutes or Less

Did you know that according to Brain Balance Centers “a reasonable attention span of a child is two to three minutes per year of their age?”

 So for instance:

2 years of age = 4 to 6 minutes 

4 years of age = 8 to 12 minutes

And so forth. 

This can be a frightening thought while considering student engagement, especially as a new teacher.

In fact, this was exactly why in my first year of teaching I tried to incorporate every student engagement strategy I could find. 

I thought that if I just threw in a bunch of engagement strategies into my classroom, my students would stay engaged and I would have little to no behavior problem. 

But boy, was I wrong!

 It felt like no matter how hard I tried it always seemed like:

  • There was a lack of interest from my students.
  • My definition of “fun” wasn’t the same as my students.
  • I was constantly struggling with motivating unmotivated students.

And so on. 

It wasn’t until one day, that it hit me. 

My students were engaging with me, but not in a meaningful way. The strategies weren’t fixing the problem, they were just temporary bandaids.

But the question was, is there such a thing as engagement strategies that also build relationships with students?

The answer is… yes!

The more research I did the more I realized that:

  1. I was not alone with this problem. In fact, many people struggle with student engagement strategies.
  2. Engagement strategies can help build community and relationships with students as well.

So if your story is anything like mine you are in the right place. You are not alone and there is a way to get your students to engage and build a relationship with your students at the same time.

And let me tell you, it’s not that hard to incorporate these. In fact, you might be doing a lot of these – just not in the right way. 

So today we are going to talk about:

  • What is student engagement?
  • Why is student engagement important?
  • Top Student Engagement Strategies That You Can Use in 5 Minutes or Less

And if you want more strategies check out “The Ultimate Guide of Student Engagement Strategies For The Primary Teacher.” 

This guide is jam-packed with 30 Student Engagement Strategies that you can use in the next 5 minutes. 

It also has a variety of engagement strategies specific to face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual learning.

Oh and I forgot to mention it’s free! And I am only offering it for a limited time. So definitely grab it now while you can by clicking here!

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How to Get Students Excited About Reading

“There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are just kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books. We need to help them find the right books.” -James Patterson

Getting students excited about reading can be hard, especially as a teacher. 

You may have a kid who only reads one type of book, or students who refuse to pick one up.

But as Patterson stated, there is no such thing as a student who hates reading. Only a student who hasn’t had the right experience yet. 

So if you are struggling to get your students excited about reading, let’s talk about quick strategies you can use today to get your students engaged with books.

In this post we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Why do Students Not Like to Read?
  • How Can you Engage Them in a Book So that They are Life-Long Readers?

So if you’re ready to transform your student’s outlook on reading, grab some coffee and let’s get started!

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