Introduction to RWCT methodology was transformative for both students and teachers.
I had lots of thoughts in that direction [of the RWCT pedagogy], and some things were not quite new, but you gave me a structured and systematized whole that helped me, which should be very important and acceptable to all of the creative teachers who are novices."
Just as teachers' knowledge prior to RWCT training was unstructured, students' knowledge seemed fragmented and poorly related to central concepts.
By using RWCT strategies, teachers enhanced student motivation for learning in several ways.
Students like having their ideas be equal to [those of] the teacher, and being equal, they feel more responsibility for being well-prepared for the lesson." One of the parents commented on what he saw in the RWCT classrooms:
An RWCT participant describes a transformational experience for her and her 8th-grade students.
After the RWCT seminar experience, I started teaching [to] provok[e] my students' thoughts.
The RWCT project in Georgia has fostered an increased motivation for interactive pedagogy.
As teachers used RWCT strategies in the classroom, responsibility was shifted from teacher to student.