"Active engagement" is important to common core

12/2/2012 | Education Week

While there has been plenty of debate about many aspects of the Common Core State Standards, one broader goal that should be universally embraced is greater "active engagement" by students in their learning, Peter DeWitt writes in this blog post. By creating an environment that encourages students to ask questions and challenge what goes on in the classroom, teachers can reduce the amount of passive learning that goes on there, he says.

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