For ages now, some of the brightest minds in science have been trying to pinpoint what it is exactly that makes learning more effective. Different tutors have employed various techniques with great success, but are there some common denominators that can make a learning classroom reach its full potential. Due to the fact that the learning process itself is something quite subjective, there might not be a definitive answer to this question. Still, here are five elements that most would agree belong in an effective learning classroom.
1. Students are asking questions
An ancient Chinese proverb claims that he who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes, while he who doesn’t ask remains a fool forever. As harsh as this may sound, one of the first indicators that something is off in the classroom is that students are too afraid to ask questions. This happens for several reasons
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