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Confronting the Crisis of Engagement
Creating Focus and Resilience for Students, Staff, and Communities

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August 2022 | 176 pages | Corwin

Stop apathy in its tracks with the 5 C’s of engagement

Disengagement, disenchantment, distress—the three “D’s” of many post-pandemic schools. If we are to find our way back from this brink, every student, teacher, and leader must relearn how to lean in. It’s time to focus, know one another, and stop chasing so many initiatives. It’s time to shake things up so learners want to participate.

From faculty meetings to student conferences, casual greetings to grading, you can learn to use practices that most powerfully reflect the Five C’s of Engagement:

  1. Connections — feeling known, valued, and tethered to others
  2. Conditions — being able to learn in a stable environment in which expectations are high
  3. Challenge — engaging in an endeavor knowing your “high jumps” in terms of intellectual and creative risks will be supported
  4. Control — the privilege of learning with a balance between ownership and support
  5. Collaboration — deepening one’s knowledge and identity as a learner by being skillful at relationship-building

Our students are looking to us as the grownups in the room to model what it looks like to belong, believe, and balance high expectations with compassionate support. With Confronting the Crisis of Engagement in hand, you have the guide to make that happen.

 
Introduction: The Engagement Imperative
 
Chapter 1 - Connections: Relationships Are Essential for Engagement
 
Chapter 2 - Conditions - High Expectations, Attendance, and Participation Are Necessary for Engagement
 
Chapter 3 - Challenge: Dealing with Struggle and Failure
 
Chapter 4 - Control: Increase Students’ Ownership of Their Own Engagement and Learning
 
Chapter 5 - Collaboration: Consolidating Understanding with Others
 
Chapter 6 - Leading for Engagement
 
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Douglas B. Reeves

Dr. Douglas Reeves is the author of more than 40 books and more than 100 articles on leadership and education. He has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series and was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. His career of work in professional learning led to the Contribution to the Field Award from the US National Staff Development Council, now Learning Forward. He was also named the William Walker Scholar by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. His recent books include Deep Change Leadership, Achieving Equity and Excellence, From Leading to Succeeding,... More About Author

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She is a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Her published titles include Visible Learning in Literacy, This Is Balanced Literacy, Removing Labels, and Rebound. Nancy is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California and learns from teachers and students every day. More About Author

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and most recently, How... More About Author

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