I often meet up with my students outside the classroom. I learned that my students respond better when I take them to their comfortable places where they can be themselves: darts, billiard, karaoke, city landscape, and so on. By doing so, I can discover my students' strengths that cannot be measured academically.
Also, when organizing events, I ask my students to take charge and to be responsible for their actions. This way, they can learn leadership and teamwork.