The Director. Starting at the beginning of the year, you schedule time to meet with each student one-on-one. Students feel like their voice is heard and they have a say in their classroom environment. As the leader of the classroom, you feel as though students should be able to make decisions for themselves that will affect not only them, but their peers. This provides some kind of understanding of community and how our decisions effect others. To increase the student engagement in your classroom, it's important to play on student strengths. When students feel confident about the classroom work they are more likely to give the effort needed to succeed.