The teaching methods being implemented in America’s classrooms lack the effectiveness necessary to allow children to reach their full learning potentials. Sitting behind a desk and waiting to hear direction from instructors does not challenge the brain or provide opportunities to critically analyze information. There needs to be a higher emphasis on placing children in situations where they are expected to contribute in the classroom and research information while discovering answers. Waiting for the teacher to provide students with information does not allow for critical analysis or inspire independent research.
When a student expects to receive instruction from a teacher, it allows them to avoid contemplating scenarios or searching for answers independently.
It’s important to keep children engaged in the classroom by expecting participation and allowing all participants to contribute, instead of letting students sit back and wait to be given answers from the teacher.
We are setting future generations up to fail by not challenging the mind, but instead encouraging children to become docile receptacles of information, quick to accept anything they are presented with.