Engaged Classrooms offers a comprehensive approach to instruction, classroom management, and discipline. Educators use research-based instructional strategies and classroom practices to build a classroom environment in which students feel safe, engaged, and challenged.

Educators trained in the Engaged Classrooms approach take personal responsibility for students’ learning and academic success by providing quality instruction and personalized support to ensure students meet standards of proficiency and excellence.

After Engaged Classrooms implementation, schools report improved attendance, course completion rates, and GPAs, as well as stronger academic perseverance. They also report lower rates of course failure, dropouts, late arrivals, absenteeism, disciplinary referrals, and suspensions.

For Engaged Classrooms, we offer:

  • Customized plans for individual schools or districts. We work with district leaders, principals, and leadership teams to customize plans that include professional development, coaching, and consulting.
  • A four-day Engaged Classrooms institute for schools or districts.

The Engaged Classrooms approach is built on the recognition that effective teaching needs to address both instructional practices and classroom management. For schools that wish to focus on just one of these areas, we offer Learner-Centered Teaching and Guided Discipline.

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When teachers participate in Engaged Classrooms training and coaching, they learn:

  • Research-based instructional strategies, practices, protocols, and procedures for engaging all learners.
  • How to organize and manage their classes for student success.
  • How to implement a preventative, problem-solving, and restorative approach to discipline.

When students attend schools that have implemented Engaged Classrooms, they:

  • Gain habits of learning, academic mindsets, and learning strategies that support student success.
  • Master self- and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
  • Learn how to set goals, assess their progress, and persist in difficult tasks.
  • Adopt proven strategies to tackle the heightened demands of the Common Core State Standards and master complex academic content.

When schools implement Engaged Classrooms, they gain:

  • Faculty and staff members who understand and are committed to Engaged Classrooms — and who have the skills to implement and sustain its strategies and practices.
  • Consistent schoolwide use of core practices that make classrooms rigorous and engaging.
  • A coherent set of classroom strategies that align with commonly used teacher effectiveness frameworks and that can be readily used within teacher evaluation systems.
  • Greater leadership capacity to coach and support teachers in the areas of instruction and classroom management.


“Educators need to understand how best to help adolescents develop as learners in their classes. This should not be framed as an additional task for teachers, though for many it may mean teaching in new ways. By helping students develop the noncognitive skills, strategies, attitudes, and behaviors that are the hallmarks of effective learners, teachers can improve student learning and course performance while also increasing the likelihood that students will be successful in college.”

Camille A. Farrington, et al., Teaching adolescents to become learners, The role of noncognitive factors in shaping school performance: A critical literature review

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