How do we break the “worksheet” cycle? I was talking with a few coworkers yesterday and we realize that our students this year want worksheets. They only do the work if in worksheet form (those few that do it). The parents want worksheets and want them to do it for homework. It is like they thrive on them. What on earth have they been doing all these years to think that worksheets are the only reliable way of learning? Why is this class my largest percentage of failures all because they have never been made to think beyond a worksheet? I am not getting this? Mostly I am sad by this. How do we break this cycle? I will not concede to worksheets and homework. I will not! My students will think and learn!. But how do I break the cycle?
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