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031: Innovative Ideas to Engage Students

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In this episode

We might think we’re engaging students but they could be pretending. Adults must learn how to be more engaged with students than they are with their content. Neuroscience now tells us if we use creative ways to engage students they’ll learn and retain more. In addition, if you utilize these fresh ideas and resources from Dr. Todd Finley you will enjoy teaching more too.

About today’s guest

Todd Blake Finley, PhD, is a professor of English Education at East Carolina University. He has taught elementary and 7-12th grade English and co-developed the Tar River Writing Project. He was selected as one of the Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers of 2014 by Cathy Rubin in the Huffington Post and is a staff writer and assistant editor for Edutopia.

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Twitter: @finleyt

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