In the Face of Standards and Testing: Strategies and Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strategies and Methods: Active Learning in the
Some of the methods discussed here have been referred to in earlier chapters without reference to specific application (the Socratic seminars explanation, for example, doesn’t include references to specific texts one might use). What I hope to show in what follows are some very practical ways to engage students in an active, project-oriented classroom while still making sure that material is “covered” and students are challenged to improve their literacy skills on a consistent basis. As in the last chapter, specific examples will be presented so that the practicality of implementing a student-centered secondary curriculum will be clear.