"Engagement is not an either/or situation. In this book, Amy Berry describes a continuum of engagement that can be taught to students so that they can monitor and adjust the choices they make to engage. As students learn to drive their leaning, they become active agents in their education and develop strong self-regulation strategies. In doing so, they learn more and better and are able to reach the high expectations they, their families, and educators have for them."
"Reimagining Student Engagement by Amy Berry is a welcome additional to every teacher’s personal library. It provides a research-based and common-sense approach to understanding student engagement (and dis-engagement), and includes practical processes, ideas, and approaches for enhancing student engagement in learning. When I work with teachers in classrooms across the country, I often hear laments about how difficult it is to engage unmotivated students. This book will be a helpful guide for any teacher struggling to engage all students consistently.
"Amy Berry’s work on engagement has been nothing short of transformative for me. She has transformed our understanding by moving us forward from its psychological roots to its classroom expressions. The engagement continuum, and most importantly, the teaching that accompanies it, are changing students’ relationships with learning and with their teacher. This book is a gold mine for every caring educator who is looking for ways to redefine what schooling looks like. Let’s stop relying on low-level compliance as a measure. This is a road map for truly partnering with students."