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Statistic Of The Day: Students Don’t Feel Lessons Are Relevant (Maybe)

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Only Half of Students Think What They’re Learning in School Is Relevant to the Real World, Survey Says is the headline of a recent article in The 74.

The article itself raises legitimate concerns about the survey’s reliability, which are similar to issues with Gallup’s regular polls on student engagement (see Intriguing Gallup Student Poll Results, But Not Something I’d Quote A Lot).

Nevertheless, they are both useful to those of us teachers who are “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.” They are just both pieces of information to keep in mind.

This is where The Best Ideas For Helping Students Connect Lessons To Their Interests & The World can come in handy.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. I teach high school English. Since they advent of common core, most traditional American and British literature has been dropped from our curriculum. My principal has forbade the mention of Shakespeare in my department. We now study exciting articles with lots of charts and statistics written by famous millennials you’ve never heard of. …. Since when do children think that anything taught to them in school by ancient people over thirty might be relevant to their lives?

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