SLANT is an acronym for 5 common visual indicators of student engagement. The indicators are:
- Sit up
- Lean forward
- Ask questions about the topic
- Nod your head
- Track the teacher with your eyes
Generally speaking, students who exhibit even one of these 5 indicators during a lesson are engaged in the topic. This can also be generalized to any speaking situation with participants.
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