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Just Ask Us

Just Ask Us
Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Foreword by Carol Radford

October 2017 | 200 pages | Corwin
I. Let Us Work Together
II. Make Learning More Visual and Utilize Technology
III. Connect What We Learn to the Real World
IV. Let Us Move Around
V. Give Us Choices
VI. Show Us You’re Human Too
VII. Help Us Create Something With What We’ve Learned
VIII. Teach Us Something New in a New Way
IX: Mix Things Up
X: Conclusion

"Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement is an outstanding resource manual for teachers to increase student engagement. Each chapter includes extensive quotes from students that support researched-based best practices. Diagrams and photos of student work illustrate how students can effectively work together and use more visually stimulated methods to connect their learning to real world applications."

Mary Ann Burke, Ed.D., Author, Trainer, and Co-Founder
Generational Parenting Blog at, San Jose, CA

"Heather Wolpert-Gawron meshes her teaching experience with extensive student feedback to offer sage advice and a clear argument as to the importance of increased student engagement in their learning environments. She provides practical application that will help teachers everywhere up their game in providing students the right foundation for deeper connections to their learning."

Janelle McLaughlin, Educational Consultant
Innovative Education Solutions, Manchester, IN

"Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement is not only a quality read, but also a fresh perspective beyond just providing interesting lessons. It clearly states that student engagement is directly connected to academic content and outcomes."

Julie Frederick, Nationally Board Certified Kindergarten Teacher
Broadview Thomson K-8, Seattle WA

"Any teacher who ever wanted to poll students about what works best for them when learning, and really using the data received to help students, should read this book.  The research behind WHY the ideas presented work, and the practical strategies suggested are also great bonuses."

Patrick Pergola, 7th Grade Science Teacher
Sparta Middle School, Sparta, NJ
Key features
This book will include:
  • A copy of the survey so that teachers can give the survey to their own classes
  • Voices from students about what engages them
  • Vignettes from teachers who model these high-engagement strategies
  • Lesson ideas from across discipline areas
  • Video interviews with students
  • Videos of the author & a couple other teachers modeling each engagement strategy

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