"My best lessons are ones that engage the learner and help them reflect who they are."
After a year of disruption, Oak Park plans to ease staff and students back into in-person learning through providing opportunities to connect over engaging and relevant instructional content.
Learning that connects, inspires, and accelerates happens when students are engaged. So we asked educators, “how do you know when a student is engaged in learning?” More than 700 responded, ranking their top signs of student engagement. Check out the top 3 signs and the many other ways teachers identified meaningful learning moments in their classrooms in our colorful infographic.
Newsela delivers compelling content that is relevant, responsive, inclusive, and designed to build lessons that feed curiosity. To learn how Newsela can support your teachers at every step, watch our Learning Found webinar series.
Empower teachers to build high-impact, engaging lessons that advance rigorous instruction, with real-world content that’s aligned to standards, accessible to all students, and adapts as they build skills.
We’re still uncovering the impacts of pandemic learning, but broad-based remediation is not the solution. Repetitive skills practice with lessons devoid of context for students is only going to disengage and demotivate them further. 53% of educators* say these tools are neutral or ineffective.
*EdWeek Research Center survey, April 2021
“We need to look ahead, to a time when every piece of instructional content will be designed for inclusivity, accessibility, backed by the learning science of motivation and engagement, and available in every modality to the next generation of citizens,” says Newsela Chief Academic Officer Dan Cogan-Drew.
of educators reported that student engagement is important in addressing learning loss. Only 8% believe improved test scores are a sign of student engagement.*
of district leaders and principals say state assessments play a role in their approach to addressing learning loss. 51% say they would change their recovery plans if state assessments were waived.*
of district leaders and principals believe their reliance on remediation tools will be the same or higher in this upcoming school year.*
of all educators think remediation tools are neutral or ineffective. While more than half of administrators say this approach is effective, less than 1 in 3 teachers agree.*
* EdWeek Research Center survey commissioned by Newsela, April 2021
As we head back to school, how can we design learning environments that get students engaged? Turnaround for Children’s Dr. Pamela Cantor and Newsela Chief Academic Officer, Dan Cogan-Drew, explore the learning science behind student engagement.
Dive into Newsela’s recommendations for back-to-school plans in our new 4-part webinar series. We’ll cover thoughtfully assessing where students are, plans for acceleration, engagement, and meeting students’ social-emotional needs.
Kimberly Cooper @kimberl02589158
My students have "found" learning this year through the exposure to online tools and platforms. Although we haven't been able to "cover" as much this year, learning has been about mastery and quality more so than quantity. #LearningFound
Tammy mcbean @themcbeans
My students found learning from educators who care enough to push through and teach students who have never used technology before like this. Our students also found learning from each other by teaching each other tips & tricks & working together virtually! #LearningFound
Amie Reed @pensivechatter
Students have found learning everywhere this year! They've had to work on problem-solving and their ability to work independently. Many of them are more confident in their abilities. #LearningFound