All teachers want students to understand what they are learning. Sounds simple doesn't it? Kids can get the correct answers to many questions generated by teachers and by text, but do they understand why? Can they explain their answers? How to get deeper learning from our students probably means we as teachers need to do things a bit differently. Habits form and are hard to break. Excellent article for all of us.
Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say. Sarah D. Sparks. 6.5.13. Education Week - Premium Article