What else can I do to engage students?
Students are emotional, social, and cognitive beings like you and I. Within their circles and self they rate educators on their ability to engage them. We, as adult learners, do the same thing - rate the learning experience based on our engagement. When engagement is low and little comes out of it, we tell others it was wasted time. When engagement is high we tell others the experience was phenomenal. Students do the very same thing. Waste their time and rate the class low on the learning and engagement curve. Add something to their life and learning and they rate the class high.
What are you doing to engage learners?