Students don't come to classrooms with empty heads--they want learning to be meaningful and relevant to their goals and interests
We have a saying where I work at the Van Andel Institute for Education: 'We believe learning should be memorable, meaningful, and fun!' It's a quote that I earnestly believe in, but I also recognize the challenges that come with this lofty goal. The number of responsibilities teachers must deal with is endless, and the world of education is only growing more uncertain.
Creating lessons which fully engage our students can sometimes feel like an added burden. After all, isn't it their responsibility to pay attention, learn, and apply the knowledge we give them?
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