Middle-grades educator Bill Ferriter in this blog post suggests student engagement needs to be reframed as helping students "find reasons to be excited about learning." Instead, many teachers talk of needing to "engage" their students when they mean they need to find a way to make their curriculum more interesting. "To put it another way, kids don't depend on us to 'engage them.' Instead, they depend on us to help them discover the content and questions that are inherently engaging," he writes.

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