I know we all feel some frustration from students experiencing a new approach to learning, especially at this time of year. This is impetus to stick with your active learning approach! Check out this great Science News article from Harvard University : More learning in 'active learning' classrooms, but students don't know it "Deep learning is hard work. The effort involved in active learning can be misinterpreted as a sign of poor learning," said Louis Deslauriers, Director of Science Teaching and Learning . "On the other hand, a superstar lecturer can explain things in such a way as to make students feel like they are learning more than they actually are."