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Tools for Engagement

  • Title:Tools for Engagement: Managing Emotional States for Learner Success
  • Author:Eric Jensen
  • Publication Date:February 2003
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781890460389
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Have you ever watched your students walk into your classroom distracted--some full of energy, others dragging? As an instructor, gaining student attention is your first step towards an effective lesson. If you’re running out of creative ideas for getting your students focused and on task, Tools for Engagement is a great resource for you.

Learn the specifics about different emotional states and how to adapt the learning process to work effectively with those states. Within this book’s color-coded chapters, you’ll discover more than 150 practical activities that will arouse curiosity, promote accountability, ease transitions, boost confidence, and enhance understanding and retention. Your confidence as an instructor will soar with these powerful, state-changing tools.

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Author Bio

Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, Teaching with Poverty in Mind, and 21 other books on learning and the brain.


A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.

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