Schools need alternative diploma option

Friday, December 13, 2013

One of the lessons I've learned in my work as a teacher is that learning is not a passive phenomenon, something that can be done to students—it requires the active participation of the learner. We often refer to this personal investment of time and energy as engagement. It's like the gears of a car—when they are engaged we have movement, when they are disengaged we have idling. When students are engaged as learners we see growth, when they are disengaged we see stagnation, or even worse, regression.

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