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Oct 25, 2020

Mariana Aguilar did some field research to determine what causes students to be engaged in online and hybrid learning environments.

  • How to define student engagement in online and hybrid environments.
  • Hard to define engagement, but we all say we can feel it!
  • You can feel it.
  • Emotionally connected
  • Manifests differently in hybrid environment
  • Hard to read people’s language.
  • How to turn on engagement for students, especially in an online space?
  • You can use similar tactics that you. May do in in person learning as you do in virtual learning.
  • Relationships!
  • Teacher and principal relationships with families!
  • Having a successful relationship requires connection between students, teachers and families.
  • Instructional practices: smaller groups.
  • Checks for understanding.
  • Technology doesn’t have to be complex.
  • Giving kids opportunities to engage in community based learning. Lead and health outcomes
  • Students want to feel like they are having an impact on the world.
  • How to be a transformative principal?
    Look for opportunities everywhere.

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