An individual approach to each student

Each student is (…)

Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.

It is implemented by: Teachers and other educational professionals

It is directed at students aged:  12-14, 15-16

Target group: Single student-centered, group-centered

Main subjects involved: Languages, Maths, Science and Technology, Social Science, Arts, Physical education, Social Skills, Digital Skills

ICT involvement:  no

Description of the practice: Each student is treated as an individual, asked for their thoughts and wishes and listened to carefully. These ideas and wishes are taken into account in practical activities wherever possible.

Accessible to any student: yes

Meaningful participation for every student: no

Why?: Depending on the student, it may take some time after adopting the practice before the student becomes trusting enough to be more open, confident, enthusiastic, participative, etc. But usually, over time, most students become more engaged with school, and once they feel heard and respected, they themselves begin to act respectfully towards others. They also feel empowered and become more involved.

Support to the practice: yes

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