Increasing engagement by creating moments to hook student interest.

“The more I hook students’ interest about the learning I want them to engage in, the more I bridge the initial gap between them and the content they’re studying.

I engage students by creating lesson hooks that ask them to call upon their physical senses and their personal experiences; help them integrate the real world within their learning, and highlight the relevance of their lesson to their own lives.

The more I can hook students in these ways, the more engaged they become in their own learning.”

Beth Maloney

Beth Maloney is currently in her seventeeth year of teaching and enjoys every minute of her time in the classroom. She is currently teaching fifth grade at Sunset Hills Elementary School in the Dysart Unified School District in Surprise, Arizona. ... Full Bio