Give Assignments a Real Purpose
Hands on. Authentic learning. Project based learning. No matter what you call it, when assignments serve a true purpose, they are always more engaging for students. Yes, you need to cover substandard 4B by Friday, and, yes, it is important to your curriculum. But is there a way to make that assignment more engaging and “hands on” instead of just having them do those exercises on iXL or complete that tutorial on Khan Academy?
What are some ways you have made an assignment or addressed a curriculum standard in a way that gives your assignment a real purpose? Comment below!