So I always overhear students (high school) talk about how some teachers don't teach. Some of the teachers I hear them mention, I don't know enough about. Some I do have an idea of how they teach. And the way they teach is to let the kids explore on their own. This is especially true when it comes to open ended activities like labs. According to the kids, this amounts to the teacher not teaching. I think this is for two reasons. One, they are more accustom to the traditional teacher lecture model. And second, they are finding it difficult to think on their own so they blame the teacher.
Common core stresses rigor and more critical thinking so my guess is we're going to have an influx of student complaints in regards to teachers not teaching. What do you guys think?