Meet four high school students who believe kids are most successful in the classroom when instructional materials are relevant and connect to them personally.
Having high quality materials helps the teachers as well as the students. Without high quality materials, it would take more effort on my part to learn a lot of the things that I'm learning at the moment,
If I can relate to the materials, I feel like it's more interesting.
If it's relevant, I'll use it if it's not relevant, it'll sit in my locker for a whole period.
Having good materials encourages you to learn when you have something that doesn't work very well. It's kind of hard to focus.
When you have really good materials. You're not only learning from the teacher, but you're also learning from the author.