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A Simple Classroom Strategy for Increasing Engagement (Video)

Shannon Kay and Meredith Sweeney, two 8th grade teachers in Waukesha, Wis., share how to increase student voice and participation with a simple group activity. By assigning teams and calling on participants at random, Kay, an English-language learner specialist, and Sweeney, a humanities teacher, encourage collaboration and keep students engaged.

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