Launch Learning for Student Engagement

Engaging student learning is one of the most important aspects of planning experiences that will “stick” with students and promote independent learning. Creating an effective launch into a topic or project is one way to jumpstart students’ own curiosity, questioning, and exploration. This libguide of resources assembles some of the methods that have proven successful in librarian collaborations with teachers and students. These recommendations for launches include resources for the following:

  • Storytelling and poetry to develop student voice
  • Novel Engineering to promote problem solving
  • Videos to spark curiosity
  • Discussion activities for delving deep into questioning
  • Primary sources to immerse students in close looking and critical thinking
  • Visible Thinking routines for building perspectives and empathy

    Enjoy exploring!