Here Are 3 Top SEL Strategies That Can Help Improve Student Engagement Right Now

Summary: The authors identify the importance of student engagement particularly in a time of remote or hybrid learning. They identify three elements of student engagement: [1] connected, safe, and welcomed; [2] choice, voice, and agency in their learning; and [3]connected learning. They go on to provide strategies for each of these key elements.

Source: Alex Kajitani, Tom Hierck, John Hannigan & Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan, Education Week, December 21, 2020

Description: “Student engagement isn’t a binary skill. It comprises what we refer to as the three high impact elements (SELements) of student engagement. SELement 1 (S1): connected, safe, and welcomed; SELement 2 (S2): choice, voice, and agency in their learning; and SELement 3 (S3): connect what they are learning to real-world meaningful application. Now more than ever, we need to teach SEL strategies as a matter of purpose rather than banking on the idea that things will quickly return to normal.”

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