Creative Ideas for Student Engagement

Many seasoned Skillshare teachers have found creative ways for engaging with their students and followers. Check out some of their ideas below!

Incentivize Sharing

In addition to giving thoughtful and constructive feedback on projects, offering an incentive is another great way to prompt students to upload their class projects. One idea is to encourage students to also share their projects on Instagram and tag you (or use a designated hashtag) so that you can feature their work on your Instagram channel. (Bonus: not only does the student get a shout-out from you, your class gets extra visibility from their audience!)

Add Bonus Videos to Your Classes

You can add individual lesson videos to a class after it has been published to re-engage your students, or as additional inspiring content. Start a conversation on your class Discussions page to let your students know to come back and watch the bonus lessons!

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In Top Teacher Mimi Chao’s class, Mindful Growth: Pursuing Your Dreams With Self-Care, she added some bonus content that provides an introduction to meditation and even a guided meditation.
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Teacher Charles Cornell invited teacher Thomas Frank to join his music improvisation class, Intro to Improvisation - Fundamentals for Creating Music on the Spot for a bonus video. This long-form, interview-style video plays on the dynamic between a beginner and an expert.