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What engages students? An interview with 220 grade 8 students (sec 2) give rise to the following categories.

  1. Working with their peers
  2. Working with technology
  3. Connecting to the real world
  4. Love what you do
  5. Get me out of my seat!
  6. Bring in visuals
  7. Students’ choice
  8. Understand the kids
  9. Mix it up – experiments
  10. Be human

These points are obvious to us because we also prefer to learn in these manners. However as educators, sometimes we lost our belief and simply revert back to our show-and-tell mode.

Perhaps we should remind ourselves constantly to keep these points in our mind when choosing our classroom and learning strategies.

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