Myths, myths they’re not true (said in whisper voice shaking finger no beginning at they’re). So, I don’t believe them (students point to themselves at I)…but others do! (students point at different friends around the circle stopping on one person when they get to do)!
As I stated in an earlier Blog post, my school district’s new motto is Engage! Encourage! Empower! So now, whenever I see one of these topics being discussed in education I stop at take notice. Recently ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) took on the topic of engagement presenting 5 common myths: Find out what they are here!
How did you do? Did you believe any of them?
One of my favorite graphics that helps me think critically about engagement is:
I also like this video that flips the thinking about engagement around: 10 Expectations
The field of education is filled with buzzwords. As teachers we need be knowledgeable about these buzzwords so that we can easily separate the myths from the facts.