Faculty Advisor

Leah Nillas

Graduation Year

2018

Location

Room 102, State Farm Hall

Start Date

21-4-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2018 11:00 AM

Description

Student engagement is a key factor in the middle school classroom; with many students, all of whom have different needs, it can be difficult to maintain. One of the best ways to engage students lies within the teacher’s style of teaching (Everston & Weade, 1989). In this qualitative study, I discuss how various aspects of my teaching style affected student engagement in a sixth-grade mathematics classroom to determine if certain facets of my teaching style consistently fostered student engagement. In this study, student engagement was defined by students’ emotional engagement, or students’ reactions to classwork, school, and people and how the students’ reactions influenced their work. Data was collected through lesson plans, field notes, photographs, and anecdotal records. The findings of this study are significant to the field of education because they could determine ways to maintain and enhance student engagement.

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Engaging Students with Style

Room 102, State Farm Hall

Student engagement is a key factor in the middle school classroom; with many students, all of whom have different needs, it can be difficult to maintain. One of the best ways to engage students lies within the teacher’s style of teaching (Everston & Weade, 1989). In this qualitative study, I discuss how various aspects of my teaching style affected student engagement in a sixth-grade mathematics classroom to determine if certain facets of my teaching style consistently fostered student engagement. In this study, student engagement was defined by students’ emotional engagement, or students’ reactions to classwork, school, and people and how the students’ reactions influenced their work. Data was collected through lesson plans, field notes, photographs, and anecdotal records. The findings of this study are significant to the field of education because they could determine ways to maintain and enhance student engagement.