Top trends: Student creativity, engagement, and reducing stress


This Top Trends piece focuses on some key areas of student learning--read on to discover more

Here are the most-read stories on creativity, engagement, and student well-being this month:

1. 3 great ways to supercharge student engagement

No matter what the subject, before students can learn new skills or absorb new material, they need to be paying attention. Here, three educators share the tech tools and best practices they use to improve student engagement and make sure students are energized, focused, and ready to learn.

2. 5 effective ways to help students reduce stress and anxiety

Have you had a student act out when you try to redirect her misbehavior? Ever had a kid freeze on a test and then give up in frustration as he forgets everything he studied for? Or have you had students who simply, seemingly randomly, shut down out of nowhere and refuse to participate? If so, it might be time to examine how to help students reduce stress and anxiety.

3. 5 ways to create spaces that unlock creativity & encourage collaboration

It’s easy to focus on what we teach and how we teach, but where we teach is often overlooked. We need to prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist and for a world that is rapidly evolving. While no one can predict what the future will look like, we can set students on a path for success by unlocking their creative potential.

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