Student Engagement is often confused with only teaching topics students are interested in or are related to one another. Here is an article on true student engagement - reaching each child through his strengths. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
The myth of student engagement "Caring about students beyond the boundaries of the
classroom is the first step of sparking engagement,"
middle-school teacher Beth Morrow. In a recent Inservice post, Morrow
argues that student engagement comes from when a teacher knows a
student’s strengths and interests beyond the classroom and uses that
knowledge to deepen relationships. Read on.