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“Open our eyes to something new.”
When I first conducted the student engagement survey, no other response surprised me more than the recognition by multiple students that when they learn something new, they are most engaged. I mean, it seemed certainly obvious that learning new things was more exciting than hearing the same things over and over, year to year, but it wasn’t until I got deeper into the research that I realized just how much time per school year was spent not learning new things.
The reason, of course, for so much review over the course of a school year is because of testing. Federal ...