Boosting Enagement Through Choice

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In this institute, offered through EduPlanet21, author Mike Anderson explores the importance of student choice and how choice can positively impact student motivation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply in this engaging and practical learning experience.


As a result of this learning experience, participants will:

  • understand the benefits of choice;
  • learn the teacher and student processes for implementing student choice;
  • deepen their understanding of establishing an environment where choice can flourish; and
  • walk away with a plan for implementing choice with their students.

Course Features

  • Lectures 13
  • Quizzes 0
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 14
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
  • Benefits of Choice 0/3

    • Lesson1.1
      Why choice?
    • Lesson1.2
      The Benefits of Choice
    • Lesson1.3
      Choosing Choice
  • The Process of Implementing Choice 0/2

    • Lesson2.1
      The Processes
    • Lesson2.2
      Examining the Processes
  • Creating Conditions Where Choice Can Flourish 0/2

    • Lesson3.1
      Conditions Where Choice Can Flourish
    • Lesson3.2
      Digging Deeper
  • Helping Students Choose Well 0/3

    • Lesson4.1
      Supporting Students As They Choose
    • Lesson4.2
      Supporting Students When They Struggle
    • Lesson4.3
      Discussion: Supporting Students with Choice
  • Applying What You Have Learned 0/3

    • Lesson5.1
      Your Turn: Planning for Choice
    • Lesson5.2
      Collaborate! Share Your Plan
    • Lesson5.3
      Wrapping Up
Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 25 years. A public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool, coached school swim teams, and taught university graduate level classes. He now works as a consultant providing professional learning for teachers throughout the US and beyond. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. In 2020, he was awarded the Outstanding Educational Leader Award by NHASCD for his work as a consultant. A best-selling author, Mike has written eight books about great teaching and learning. When not working, Mike can be found hanging with his family, tending his perennial gardens, and searching for new running routes around his home in Durham, NH.


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