Appendix F

Qualities of Engaging Student Work

A critical factor for improving learning lies in providing high-quality work for students- work that engages students, work that enables students to learn what they need in order to succeed in the world. The traits of engaging student work listed below evolved from Dr. Phillip Schlechty's book, Working on the Work . (Note: each of the listed qualities of engaging work below is a hot-link that will scroll down the page to a short description of the trait, along with some examples of what the trait looks like in the hands of the learner - paired with non-examples, for clarity.)

Sources: Adapted from Schlechty, P. (2002) Working on the Work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.