Engagement is a key outcome of every teacher’s practice, but what does it actually look like? In 2009, Dr. Sharon Friesen led a study to figure out how many students across Canada were engaged in school socially, academically, and intellectually. The findings will floor you.

Significant Quotes:

“Being able to accurately say has this child learned? What has this child learned? And, in what ways have I created the conditions for that learning to occur? It requires nuance, and a design-oriented approach to learning.”

Sharon Friesen

“Doctors are not experts in doctoring. And Lawyers are not experts in lawyering. And Teachers are not experts in teaching. That is their profession. They are experts in learning.”

Sharon Friesen

“You can’t learn anyone, but you can create the conditions for learning, and that actually is the teacher’s job.”

Sharon Friesen