I read a quote today that is simply encouraging as I begin thinking about the upcoming school year.
"We must ensure that students are not merely physically present, coasting from class to class in an unspoken agreement with adults to behave as long as the challenge remains low."
Now, how to get there?
Lapp, D., Fisher, D., & Grant, M. (2008). "You can read this text-i'll show you how": Interactive comprehension instruction. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 51(5), 372-383.