Many educators would like student engagement to reflect the values and objectives of adults in schools. They want students to singularly focus on classroom learning or to show school spirit, and they’re rather satisfied when student are engaged in those ways. I call this “convenient student engagement” since adults can predict, who, how, why, what, and when students will have a connection in schools.
However, sometimes student engagement can be inconvenient too. Two days after school started on Monday, August 13, students in Chicago conducted a sit in at Social Justice High School in Chicago. They were protesting the firing of their principal and several staff members. This is student engagement.
Following is a student-made video.
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