The 4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic presents 4 steps a teacher can do today to help make learning more real, along with practical strategies/suggestions for each:
Redesign feedbackEvaluate learning throughout the lessonAsk students questions about interests and goals to incorporate in learning,Link to the outside world with real-world connections or actual problems to solve.
Is your feedback specific and direct? Do you use formative assessments and allow for reflection and self-assessments? Do you incorporate student interests and goals? Are you linking to the world beyond the classroom and concept? If not, these are easy steps you can begin to take today to vitalize learning and offer students the chance to engage at deeper levels. R.E.A.L. is an acronym to help prompt these standards in your teaching today.