Student engagement has long been an indicator of growth and progress and, as a result of the pandemic, will prove essential for academic and socio-emotional recovery.
Recent findings from a survey of more than 2,000 identify learning practices that enable students to engage regardless of the learning environment.
Based on the qualitative and quantitative data from the survey, the following five instructional procedures were rated as the highest for management involvement.
1: Teacher-student relationships
With an average score of 4.6 out of 5.0, teacher-student relationships were highlighted as best instructional practices to support engagement in all grades and subjects. In fact, one-third of all teachers have identified it as the single most effective method of managing involvement – four times more than any other practice.
Strong relationships are the basis for creating a supportive learning environment where students feel safe enough to contribute. Several survey respondents emphasized that trust based on stable relationships is a cornerstone of teacher and student success.
Previous research shows that students who report positive teacher-student relationships are more likely to report high levels of learning engagement, and strong teacher-student relationships have been associated with higher academic performance, feelings of competence, higher attendance, and higher education aspirations. . .