Michael’s Engagement Strategies

The “Student Engagement in Language Arts” video shows a first-year teacher demonstrating classroom management and engagement strategies.

In a 250-word essay, answer the following questions:

  1. Michael mentioned signs of engagement he looks for in his class. What other signs would you look for as a teacher? How might you help a disengaged student engage in the lesson? 
  2. After Michael explains the role of each student in each lesson, what could he do to ensure all members of the group know each team member’s expectations?
  3. How would you monitor individual student understanding in a small-group setting?