These engagement posters can help students recognize that they have a choice about how engaged they are in the classroom. This can be a great management tool to help kids refocus on learning. The continuum was designed by Amy Berry and the artwork and design was done by Anna Davis, a high school art teacher in Utah.
"These engagement posters own a prominent corner of my classroom. We use it to self-assess and set goals for each day. It's the perfect reminder that responsibility for true engagement and learning lies with each individual student and teacher."
"I think knowing the levels of engagement have helped me realize that everyone's learning process is different and they have helped me set goals every day. Also they have helped me realize that it is my choice and my opportunity to come and learn. When I am "driving" my engagement in class and it makes the lessons more fun and I take a lot more away from the lesson."
"It is like a little voice in the back of my head reminding me to keep pushing myself. It is a little bit of external motivation that I use to help identify my internal thinking and progress."