Secondary education, engagement, student engagement, engagement strategies, secondary


Education | Physical Sciences and Mathematics


David Coffey


In the secondary education classroom, the question often arises: How do we engage our students? Often, we are faced with heads down on desks, glassy eyes, and students who don’t remember content taught to them the day before. How can we engage them? How can we motivate them to want to learn?

In this study, I will examine five procedures determined by educators to enhance student engagement. In each section, I will discuss the procedure, discuss what the procedure’s steps are and how to approach it, and share a way I have utilized this procedure and reflect on its effectiveness. Finally, I will use my studies to decide what methods of enforcing student engagement in the secondary classroom are effective, and which ones need further research to determine effectiveness.