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3 Ways Flocabulary Engages Your Students

Flocabulary is guided by a mission to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. But just how well do we do that? To find out, in June we invited classroom teachers who use Flocabulary to complete a multiple choice survey about how their students respond to our videos and activities.

We wanted to examine three branches of engagement:

  • Behavioral engagement – a measure of persistence and participation, and of complying with classroom rules.
  • Emotional engagement – a measure of students’ feelings about school, their teachers, and their classwork.
  • Cognitive engagement – a measure of how students feel about their abilities to complete work and how hard they’re willing to focus.

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Because student engagement is, in part, a measure of how invested a student is in learning and applying knowledge, it has strong ties to academic outcomes. As examples: a behaviorally engaged student is more likely to listen and participate in classroom discussions; an emotionally engaged student is less likely to skip school and more likely to respond to teacher directions; a cognitively engaged student is more likely to focus on and work through tasks he or she perceives as difficult.

Across the board, teachers attribute engagement and achievement benefits to Flocabulary, but teachers who use Flocabulary more often — weekly or more — report the strongest results. For instance:

  • 96.5% report that students focus on Flocabulary longer than on other lessons
  • 89.4% report their students work harder on all subjects because of Flocabulary
  • 95.6% report Flocabulary increases achievement
  • 96.4% believe Flocabulary increases engagement in school, generally
  • 88.6% believe that their students are more invested in school due to Flocabulary
  • 99.1% report that students voluntarily participate during Flocab activities (vs 72.8% for non-Flocab activities)
  • 100% report that students complete Flocabulary activities when asked
  • 85.1% report that their students’ behavior has improved since using Flocabulary
  • 90.3% report that Flocabulary increases critical thinking amongst their students
  • 97.3% report that it increases retention
  • 87.6% report that Flocabulary increases test-taking ability

Based on the strength of these responses, we are confident that Flocabulary has the
ability not only to engage students across all three metrics of engagement, but also to improve academic outcomes. To see more results from Flocabulary, please visit: https://www.Flocabulary.com/results/

Molly Cronin

Molly's love of education began when she landed her first job at age 17 as a preschool teacher's aide, where she changed countless diapers and led groups of toddlers in many a nursery rhyme. She studied communications, marketing, and education at Cornell University, where she wrote articles for university publications, co-hosted a radio show and led PR for a children's advocacy organization. After a stint in the crazy world of agency PR, she now blends her background in communications and her passion for education in her sales and partnership work at Flocabulary. When she's off Flocab duty, she can be found scouring food blogs and old cookbooks or traipsing around Alphabet City.

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