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ERIC Number: EJ1222673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
Personal Story Sharing as an Engagement Strategy to Promote Student Learning
Rhodes, Richard Jeffrey
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v16 n1 Spr 2019
Relationships matter. In urban education, the positive relationships between students and teachers are vitally important. Stories can be powerful tools that, when utilized effectively, help forge and enhance relationships. Story sharing is an effective strategy to promote and expose the common connections that lead to positive relationships. This reflective commentary suggests that students and staff within our urban schools often have more in common than they realize. Taking the time to share personal stories is an effective approach to exposing our common experiences and perspectives in order to develop and enhance the relationships necessary to ensure student learning and promote positive student engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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