Students’ work must reflect students’ lives

Students’ work must reflect students’ lives

Student creativity, collaboration, and engagement increase when learning situations include real-life scenarios and they set their own learning agenda. Directly relating learning to students’ lives ensures that students recognize the importance of their work instead of needing an educator to tell them why what they learn is important. In this type of classroom environment, educators can provide opportunities for multiple forms of evidence of student learning so that test scores are not the only source of data.

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