How to Increase Student Engagement Using Polls and Surveys

Our brains are impressive computers, but they only have so much available memory, so every new piece of information we encounter is viewed through a relevance filter — the equivalent of our brain asking, “do I need to remember this” or “will this be on the test?”

Thus, when we are exposed to new theories and concepts, our brains decide whether to retain what we just learned… or to overwrite it as soon as something more interesting comes along. This means that if learners aren’t actively engaged with their lessons, everything you’ve taught them will eventually fade away. What a tremendous loss (and a waste of effort)!

Quick Engagement – the Key to Long-Term Retention

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