Minnett, Ann; Murphy, Mike; Nobles, Sandy; Taylor, Trina
November 2008
Journal of Staff Development;Fall2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p25
The article reports on the Engagement Exchange, a tool used to analyze student and teacher participation in J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Dallas, Texas. It mentions that the school, which has respectful and caring environment, mixes powerful teaching pedagogy and trusting relationship in order to achieve student engagement in learning. The authors develop the Engagement Exchange, an engagement visit tool adopted from an assessment strategy by Schlechty, in analyzing student engagement in the classes of Jonsson. According to the authors, their engagement tool has given information on student engagement and helped teacher change their actions for the students' welfare. Data collected from the engagement visit tool are also included.


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