Recently I viewed a TED talk called The Myth of Average. In this talk, the speaker, Todd Rose of the Harvard Graduate School of Education suggests the notion that there is no average student. His point is, when we design for the average, we design for no one.

Whether you call them learning targets, objectives, intentions, or outcomes, there's no doubt that they're all the rage in education right now - and with good reason! For our purposes, I will use the term "learning objective" to refer to the idea of using statements that describe what students are expected to learn - no matter what you call them.

Are your students authentically engaged in their learning? This month’s featured resource offers teachers the opportunity to examine how much their students fully participate and think deeply in their classrooms, and presents a variety of ideas and strategies to actively captivate students, bringing them back into the equation.