+ From the TPA: How does the candidate actively engage students in developing students abilities to _________? How does the candidate elicit and monitor students responses to deepen their abilities to ________?
+ Key Words Active engagement (vs. passive) Intellectually engaged (vs. superficial and procedural) Connected (vs. disconnected from students prior knowledge and experience) Engaging with content in challenging ways that represent the rigor of the discipline (vs. fun, easy)
+ Definitions 1. to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons): He engaged her in conversation. 2. to secure for aid, employment, use, etc.; hire: to engage a worker; to engage a room. 3. to attract and hold fast: The novel engaged her attention and interest. 4. to attract or please: His good nature engages everyone. 5. to bind, as by pledge, promise, contract, or oath; make liable: He engaged himself to repay his debt within a month. Taken from - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/engage