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Keys to Engagement and Academic Performance

Students who have teachers who make them “feel excited about the future” and who attend schools that they see as committed to building their individual strengths are 30 times more likely than other students to show other signs of engagement in the classroom—a key predictor of academic success, according to a report released Wednesday by Gallup Education.

Our school partners consistently describe the success of their SmartLab programs in terms of student engagement.  It is the central focus of everything we do at Creative Learning Systems.  As educators, we all understand the power of engagement.  But what are the educational and emotional factors that promote engagement?  This EdWeek article provides some valuable insights.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/09/28gallup.h33.html

Matt Dickstein

Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems, has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 25 years. Prior to joining CLS in 2004, he played key management roles in building National Technological University, a pioneer in the field of higher education distance learning, and ELS Language Centers, the largest teacher of intensive English language programs in the U.S. Matthew received a B.S. in business from the University of Colorado and holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

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