Interventions to Enhance Affective Engagement

  • Clayton R. CookEmail author
  • Andrew Jordan Thayer
  • Aria Fiat
  • Margaret Sullivan


Educators have the ability to strategically and intentionally improve student affective engagement in school through supports that (a) induce more positive emotional experiences to broaden and build students’ academic engagement and performance, (b) mitigate negative emotional experiences that undermine affective engagement (e.g., bullying and punitive experiences), and (c) equip students with the skills to regulate their emotions in the face of the social and academic demands of school. This chapter provides a general overview of the need for and nature of interventions that promote student academic engagement, as well as discusses specific universal prevention programs and intensive interventions that can be organized and delivered through a multitiered framework to promote student affective engagement.


Affective engagement Belonging Teacher-student relationships School connectedness Tier 1 intervention Targeted intervention Establish-Maintain-Restore (EMR) Social-emotional learning Bullying prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clayton R. Cook
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrew Jordan Thayer
    • 2
  • Aria Fiat
    • 1
  • Margaret Sullivan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.School Psychology Program, University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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