Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process increases their attention, motivates students to practice the higher-level thinking skills and promotes meaningful learning experiences. Creating student-centered environments help to engage students so they are part of the lesson.
Getting all students on task and eager to learn is a challenging feat. If students are not absorbed by what’s going on, they’ll find something else that interests them. This lack of engagement becomes contagious and before you know it, half of the class has drifted off. By building an arsenal of techniques that draw students into the work of class and keep them focused on the learning, you can create active learning and active listening classroom.