"When a student is active they learn in a deeper way than sitting. For example, in my history class, we had a debate on whether SOPA and PIPA were good ideas. My teacher had us stand on either ends of the room to state whether we agree or disagree with the proposition. By doing this, I was able to listen to what all my classmates had to say."
In reading this article (link), Heather Wolpert-Gawron threw out some questions for her students on “What engages students?” It was a question that she was asked a while back but she rather get an input from her students. The responses she received from all 220 students fell into ten categories which are vital to a students learning experience. Students need to be engaged in activities and have a say on what they are learning and want to learn. Most of the time, teachers go through the day without getting any feedback from the students. In the following, is how I will include these 10 engagements in my class: