More than 200 students, teachers and administrators from Hamilton Countys 17 high schools spent today talking about how to make classes more rigorous, a state they defined as engaging, challenging, relevant and fun.
Students said they learned more in classes in which it was obvious that the teacher liked the subject and made the class exciting and different from traditional lectures. The information will be used to develop training sessions for teachers.
The event was part of the high school reform work launched by an $8 million grant awarded by the Carnegie Corp. five years ago.
See tomorrows Chattanooga Times Free Press for full coverage.