10 High-Engagement Strategies for Every Math Class (AVID)
As middle school math teachers, we realize it is a difficult task to get all students engaged in their learning. Teachers have to compete with many different outside factors, such as popular video games, social media, desires to socialize with friends in class, a strong dislike for math from a prior grade, events that happen outside of the classroom, etc. We have found the best way to counteract outside influences is to develop a strong foundation of relational capacity and to provide opportunities for students to channel their desires to socialize into the activities that best support learning for each lesson. AVID offers a wide variety of strategies that provide opportunities for increased student engagement.