When I took on the role of Lead Practitioner in a new Maths department, one of my roles was to improve engagement. How do I do this? I began to have a think about which lessons my students really engaged with and which ones were trickier to keep them on task. I found, unsurprisingly, that the more hands on the lesson, the more my students got on-board. However, not all lessons can be fully active and I do have a few who don’t like this way of learning. So I have decided to start blogging about the variety of ways I try in my classroom to engage students. Although I don’t expect to find the magic pill, I hope to find a few strategies that work most of the time. Please feel free to comment on my posts with your own feelings and ideas.