Discover Discovery Learning

Did you know that our brains acquire and retain more information when we are forced to figure out information or the answer to a puzzling problem ourselves?

Capitalize on this and have students research central questions for the current unit of study. Part of this learning would include teaching the information uncovered to the rest of the class. The Learning Pyramid shows that 90% of learning is retained when directly applied or when teaching others. Wow! What a statement that makes! When we teach our students how to learn, to be able to find information for themselves, we are in effect teaching them how to be lifelong learners.

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