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Understand your IDENTITY, VALIDITY, and CREDIBILITY as a teacher, through the TSDI.


Launch into deep learning of pedagogy, philosophy of education, and reflection through identifying your personal strengths as a teacher.

  • Understand your impact on students.

  • Enhance engagement.

  • Improve teaching effectiveness.

  • Increase self-assurance.

  • Strengthen self-analysis and introspection.

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Engage: Motivational Strategies for a Dynamic Classroom

"Kjell Fenn has provided for us the best resource I have ever seen on student engagement! This resource needs to be in the hands of everyone working in the classroom. It is also a book that will not remain on the shelf, but will be continually referenced for effective strategies during lesson planning. My highest recommendation!" 
Dr. Toby A. Travis

5 Parts, 18 Keys, 102 Strategies.

5 Parts

The first key to redirecting a student's motivation is to arouse an eager want. Motivation is something we are always "doing" - there is no such thing as an unmotivated student, just students whose motivation is directed somewhere else. Thus, as teachers, we have to engage the students by arousing in the students a desire to learn. There are 18 strategies to help in arousing an eager want.

Who is Kjell Fenn?

"I am passionate about teaching teachers."

My goal is to make every teacher more effective than before our meeting. As a classroom teacher I strove to make the lessons engaging so that my students involved themselves in the learning. As a presenter, I bring that same dynamic style so that I am teaching the way I want the teachers to teach. It is vital to teach the way we want to be taught. When I present for schools, whether in-person or virtual, I am using the very strategies that I am teaching. 

It is important to me that the environment that I create, the climate and culture of the session is not only conducive to participation but actually accentuates the learning. Engagement is more than a dog-and-pony show. Engagement is full cognitive, emotional, and volitional involvement.

- Kjell Fenn

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Kjell Fenn, M.Ed, M.A., Author &  TSDI innovator and internationally known thought leader in pedagogical methods, classroom management, and professional development strategies. He currently serves as Headmaster of New Covenant Academy in Mansfield, PA, and a Senior Consultant with the GLOBAL School Consulting Group. You can purchase his book, Engage: Motivational Strategies for a Dynamic Classroom, on Amazon.

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