If students are not engaged, there is little, if any, chance that they will learn what is being addressed in class.
A basic premise of The Highly Engaged Classroom is that student engagement happens as a result of a teacher's careful planning and execution of specific strategies.
In other words, student engagement is not serendipitous.
This book was designed as a self-study text that provides an in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of attention and engagement.
Engagement is obviously a central aspect of effective teaching.
Using the suggestions presented in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment in which engagement is the norm instead of the exception.