Students Won't Learn If You Don't Show Them How

When students walk into class, or enter an online classroom, they are there because it is a mandatory degree requirement or they have a specific need that requires them to acquire specialized knowledge and/or skills for their career. However, just because they are present doesn't mean they are willing participants and are certain to be actively engaged.

They may not become fully involved in their class until they perceive it will be of value and they can complete what is required of them, which means learning may be viewed as a conditional process rather than something they can always benefit from and be involved in. Students may not understand that new class experiences and academic challenges can actually help to prompt the development of skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, and they have an ability to learn no matter how difficult the class may be or the subject matter they are required to study.

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