Active Learning: 40 Teaching Methods to Engage Students in Every Class and Every Subject, Grades 6-12
Tried and true teaching strategies to boost student engagement.
Students need to be actively engaged to learn—intellectually curious, physically active, and emotionally involved in collaborative work that builds their capacity for empathy. What can teachers do to instill these elements in the classroom?
Active Learning: 40 Teaching Methods To Engage Students In Every Class and Every Subject is the actionable tool every new and veteran teacher needs to construct dynamic learning experiences for students. This hands-on, easy-to-use guide features 40 carefully curated, high-impact teaching strategies that target learning tools, collaboration structures, reading and writing routines, assessment opportunities and more. It includes:
- Step-by-step teaching strategies that can be mastered quickly and implemented in any order
- Tools to help teachers identify the most pressing classroom needs and determine which methods to try first
- Nine instructional structures including essential questions, strategy groups, stations, and simulations
- Real-world examples, tips, templates, and other supportive resources that offer guidance for each method, identify common challenges, and detail next steps
Whether tweaking your existing strategies or finding new moves that will quickly become your own, this is your go-to guide for designing active, engaging learning experiences for students.