engaging students

gregory carr, Ph.D.

April 9, 2008

Video Segments

  1. What is student engagement?
  2. How do you create an engaging space for students?
  3. What are some barriers to student engagement?
  4. How do you engage students in the classroom?
  5. How do you engage students outside the classroom?


Recognizing how much engagement contributes to learning, Dr. Gregory Carr shares his strategies for engaging students. After posing several questions that define “engagement,” he explains how the Teacher and Student can come together around a Text to create an engaging space for students. Then he points out barriers to student engagement as well as facilitators. As he speaks, he discusses ways to motivate students, to hold their attention, to stimulate discussion in and out of class, and to foster teamwork or out-of-class research. Featured among his strategies is his unique “Mbongi” form for stimulating class participation.