Teachers are constantly looking for innovative ways to engage students in the classroom. As a result, new technologies are being introduced into the formal education setting that have opened doors in regards to the methods that a student is presented (and learns) new information.
For many educational institutions, the latest trends involve blended learning and flipped classrooms, but these are just concepts, and lack specifics (unless you look for them). So what else can you do?
Well, the infographic below, originally created by ExamTime, details five specific ways for educators to better engage their students in the classroom.
Some of these may be familiar already, but what is most fascinating are some of the facts that back-up the strategies.
For example, I found it quite intriguing that 65% of students today are projected to end-up in jobs that are not even created yet! As such, it is even more important that educators find ways to teach students in a manner that will benefit them in the future across a variety of situations.
One area that I personally believe can be emphasized more is the awareness of the “digital-self” – that is, the tangible repercussions of online behavior. Classrooms are the perfect conduit for this type of learning (and we are seeing it more and more).
Today’s learner is always connected, via smartphones, tablets, and computers. The opportunity for implementing modern learning practices is prime. If you are an educator, be it for grade-school or higher-ed, the five strategies outlined below may be of use.