Robyn Jackson on Myths about Student Engagement

Robyn Jackson
Robyn Jackson

5 Myths about Student Engagement
Mindsteps Inc.
April 11, 2013

I've been hearing a lot lately about student engagement. Everyone it seems, believes that it's the key to, well, just about everything. If students aren't engaged, they argue, then they cannot learn.

I tend to agree... to a point. Student engagement is very important, yes, but I am not sure that we're all that clear on what true engagement really is. In fact, many teachers and administrators I talk to tend to buy into one or more of the five myths about student engagement.

Read on to see if you suffer from one or more of these myths.