Thursday, October 11, 2018

Types of Student Engagement

Student “Types of Student Engagement” Focus

Student engagement presents itself in many shapes, forms and degrees, for the positive and or negative. The student's educational attitudes, adaptability, creativity, values, beliefs, interests, curiosity, competency levels, and resiliency play the biggest roles in a student engagement. The degree of resiliency, inquisitiveness, focus, curiosity, adaptability, creativity, interest, optimism, commitment and passion that a student demonstrates when they are learning, and working will be the key to deep and lifelong learning. “It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.” Students that are not engaged and not committed will be a drain on the learning community. Motivation, curiosity, commitment, and resiliency will transform learners and help them thrive in all their educational endeavors.

Radical “Jedi/Herculean” Focus        
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Obsessed with making, creating, and doing, hyper Inquisitive, super passionate, deeply committed, highly adaptable, creative, fascinated, inspired, resilient, and radically curious about creating a physical, spiritual, and intellectual metamorphosis in themselves and others. Always seeking the invaluable truth. Redressing inequalities of the forgotten, neglected and oppressed. Seeking the wisdom and knowledge that strengthens and transforms themselves to be bold in thought, deeds, and goals, ultimately transforming their world!
Radical “Awesomeness” Attention

Obsessively Committed & Radically Engaged
Socratic “Erudite” Focus        
“I am training my mind to be adroit, brilliant and meticulous!”
Growth/stoic minded, super Inquisitive, fascinated, reflective, insightful, and greatly curious, seeking the venerable truth of sagacious s wisdom. Using Socratic logic and great inquisitive fervor to uncover the truth from the untruth, biases, and the illogical in themselves and the world they live in. Seeking brilliant personal insights and esoteric wisdom, transforming themselves and their world of understanding.
Scholarly “ERUDITE” Attention

Fervently Committed & Brilliantly “Socratic” Engaged
Mindful “Attentive” Focus                        
“Awesome. this is fascinating!”
Philosophically minded, academically interested, enthusiastic, fascinated, reflective, insightful, and deeply curious about the world they live in and their place in it! Intrinsically focused on learning from the wisdom of others and learning from their own struggles, failures, and triumphs. Training their minds to be resilient, insightful, present, and nonbiased.
Undivided “Nobile” Attention

Insightfully Committed  & Outstanding Engagement
Tactical “Extrinsic MINDED” Focus                  
“What do I get when I am Done?”
Interested in grades and expository rewards, wants to avoid consequences, sees great value in extrinsic rewards and will abandon learning or projects if they fail or no reward is offered! May appear to be dynamically and enthusiastically interested when a reward is offered. Highly biased and judgmental.
Calculated “Compliant” Attention

Measured Commitment & Low-High Engagement
Average “Predisposed” Focus                
“This might be interesting?”
Highly interested in the outlandish, silly, bizarre, and crazy! Filtering and judging what is worth their time, interest and focus is quickly lost when they get bored. Low or no attention span for difficult or rigorous tasks. Loses interest when critical thinking is required.
“Ineffectual” Attention

Usually Low Commitment &
Low-High Engagement
Fake “Phony” Focus          
“What is the point?”
Lost and dwelling in their own thoughts (wishing, dreaming, ruminating, regretting, fearing) going through the motions, not yet fully aware of the wonders and treasures knowledge and learning have to offer.
Disingenuous Attention

No Commitment &
No-Poor Engagement
 Hopeless “Discouraged” Focus        
“I feel hopeless and helpless”
Lost in their own thoughts. sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, anger, and or fear!
ZERO Attention

No Commitment

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