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Seven ways to improve pupil engagement

Ben Dunford offers some tips and strategies to motivate and engage your students while also simplifying teachers’ lives...

Great teaching is, of course, central to better pupil engagement. Drawing in your pupils by using a range of teaching techniques and tricks will ensure that they remain connected with their learning.

The challenge of motivating your students has become during the pandemic and teachers are working as hard as they possibly can to ensure that their students are not disadvantaged by the continuing disruption.

Many of the techniques that boost pupil engagement are well known, but there are some lesser-known approaches that we uncovered while talking to schools across the country for a new e-book (Firefly, 2021). Using them together in a coherent pupil engagement strategy will, I believe, deliver some real benefits for your students and your colleagues.

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