Academic Engagement Professional Development PPT

One of the problems I had as a new teacher was classroom management skills. After years of teaching I have found that engaging instruction really helps reduce the amount of problems you have in the classroom. I have used this PowerPoint for professional development on classroom management.

Some of the slides come from my own personal experience. For example one of the strategies to make instruction engaging is to use personal stories related to content. Slide six can be changed to a picture representing a personal story you share with your students. Slide eight is about showing unusual content to get students engaged. On slide eight there is a hyperlink of a video showing Expressive Aphasia where the patient can understand others but cannot express himself.

This PowerPoint can last about 15 minutes. For additional information see “The Highly Engaged Classroom” (Marzano, Robert J., et al. The Highly Engaged Classroom. Marzano Resources, 2010.)

Tim Trepal is a sixth-year social studies teacher at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine. Tim earned his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences from Kent State University, and then went on to earn his Master of Education in curriculum and instruction through the Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (M.U.S.T.) program at Cleveland State University. Tim has taught a wide variety of courses at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine including: business of healthcare, bioethics, AP psychology, AP government and politics, and honors world history. He has also held different leadership roles as the school’s Mock Trial coach, AAP member, and 11th and 12th grade team leader. Tim was a co-author on “Making My Future Work,” a college and career readiness program developed from a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. He is interested in research topics such as developmental psychology, social justice, social and emotional learning, and teacher education.