Being Effective


I agree with that statement. Though we cannot underestimate both. There may be well-behaved students but not committed. Or shall we say, that Engaged students are more likely to be involved with conflicts and can handle it compared with the well-behaved ones. This can be their strength or weakness.

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by Ross Brenneman

Guest post by Sarah D. Sparks. Originally posted on Inside School Research.

Some warning signs are easy to spot: It’s well-established that the kid goofing off in the back of the classroom, who plays hooky and turns in homework late, is disengaged, and at a higher risk of falling behind and eventually dropping out of school. But where are the red flags for the student who sits quietly, answers when spoken to, and politely zones out?

A new study, published online in the journal Learning and Instruction, probes how more subtle facets of student engagement can be harder to flag, but just as critical for their long-term academic success.

“When we talk about student engagement, we tend to talk only about student behavior,” said lead author Ming-Te Wang, a Pittsburgh education psychology assistant professor, in a statement. But, Wang added, “that doesn’t…

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