Teacher: Engage students by connecting lessons to real life

10/4/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Teachers must set high expectations for their students if they want them to succeed, veteran English teacher Ann Camacho writes in this blog post. Teachers also must focus on real-life, authentic assessments, as well as standardized testing, to engage students in classroom lessons. In her own classroom, Camacho writes that she has witnessed the enthusiasm students have for learning when they are able to connect their own opinions and experiences with what they read and write.

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