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Using Positive Student Engagement to Increase Student Achievement (page 5)

— The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Updated on Jul 9, 2010

Conclusion

There are many strategies that teachers and school leaders can implement to greatly enhance student motivation and investment in their educational experience. However, in order to be most effective in sustaining positive student engagement in learning and increase academic performance, all of these efforts should be consistent and continual throughout the academic year and throughout each student’s educational career.

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