The Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)

Individualizing Interventions

Examples of strategies mentors can use to increase areas of engagement based on a student’s subdomain scores.

Cognitive Engagement

Discuss how school contributes to achieving their personal goals.

Teach methods of self-regulation to maintain effort on a task, including connecting the task to the student’s goals.

Discuss with the student the role of effort and personal choice in achieving goals.

Affective Engagement

Support the student’s teachers to increase relationships with the student, giving appropriate insights and suggesting techniques.

Help the student develop social skills and connect to school activities or clubs of interest to them.

Work with parents/guardians to increase their engagement in school to support student goals.