On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers +Paul Allison +Monika Hardy, and +Chris Sloan welcome many different perspectives on the important question of Who drops out? Why? Does it matter? What alternatives are available?
With a wonderful mix of thoughtful people we explore how questions about “engagement”—even what it means—help us have productive dialogues about what good teaching and learning looks like and what might change in our schools. Each of us in this conversation are working to reconsider our assumptions and to recast our questions about student engagement in high school and beyond. Please add to this mix by listening in and adding to the comments below.
- Learn more about +Todd Finley and his colleague Shari Steadman’s research into how student teachers at East Carolina University think about student engagement.
- Find out from +Alexander Pappas and +Ruby Ku about what’s new at http://hourschool.com especially their Peer Teaching Campaign http://hourschool.com/campaign.
- Listen to what the provocative, thoughtful folks like +Troy Hicks +Lisa Nielsen +Teresa Bunner have to day about drop outs and engagement.
- Take in +Kelsey Shelhart’s comments about what it’s like to be a seventh grader these days.
- And listen to +Nick Perez explain why his unrecognized talents led him to leaving high school, and into the new life working at a technology start up.