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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
It is directed at students aged: 9-11
Target group: Class-centred
Main subjects involved: Languages
ICT involvement: yes
Description of the practice: Most of my students don´t like to write. They are afraid of making mistakes. I start by suggesting writing nonsense sentences and they love it because it´s fun. Then the difficulty of the texts increases but they get excited to produce them. After a while the students are so motivated that they want to write and to create stories, poems. Listening to and respecting peer productions and improving writing skills has been a great aspect of this work.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why? Because all students develop creativity and the ability to write.
Support to the practice: no
Link with more information: Blog