Using Check in Data to Boost Student Engagement

Using Check in Data to Boost Student Engagement

Student engagement goes beyond mere participation in class; it encapsulates a student’s emotional investment, motivation, and active involvement in their own learning journey. Engaged students not only perform better academically but are more likely to develop a lifelong love for learning.

Real-time insight into student wellbeing

Student check in results from iyarn provide a unique window into the emotional and mental state of students. When students regularly check in on areas related to their wellbeing, educators can gain real-time insights into factors that may impact engagement. Understanding students’ emotional journeys allows for targeted interventions and support when needed. These insights also provide teachers with an understanding of how students feel about school and learning generally. 

Identifying potential barriers to engagement

Student check in results serve as a diagnostic tool, helping educators identify potential barriers to engagement. Whether it’s a lack of interest in specific subjects, challenges at home, or social dynamics impacting classroom interactions, this data unveils potential red flags that might need further intervention and support. 

Promoting student ownership of learning

Student-led check ins foster a sense of ownership for the students over their own learning. When students actively participate in assessing their own engagement levels, they become more accountable for their learning experience. This sense of agency can have a profound impact on motivation and commitment.

One example is a school that utilises iyarn in a wide range of varieties, from homeroom check ins with their year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students to an in-depth look at the lives of their boarding students.

Here’s what a couple of students from this school have to say about their experiences from using iyarn regularly throughout a school year:

“I learned that taking some time out to reflect is really good for you and your wellbeing. iyarn helps us to do that. iyarn gives us a chance to reflect, something that many of us don’t get a chance to do.”

“It gave us the guidance we needed to strive through Year 9 and the challenges we will face in the future. I learnt how to set goals that will benefit me and how I look at everyday life. This experience was very much appreciated and will help me have a good relationship with myself.“

Feedback loops for continuous improvement

Student check in data forms a continuous feedback loop. Educators can use this information to refine their teaching methods, adjusting and evolving based on real-time feedback. This iterative process not only enhances engagement but also promotes a culture of continuous improvement for teachers and students. 

Nurturing student engagement

Using iyarn is an innovative way to understand and nurture student engagement. By delving into the rich insights offered by this data, educators can create a learning environment that is responsive, inclusive, and tailored to the unique needs of each student.

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