Last week, I approached a class lesson with what I thought was a 'great' approach. I provided students with the instructional materials, broke students into groups, requested they discuss the information together, ask each other questions, and then report out with unresolved questions. As a final activity, they were to reflect on what they had learned and what questions they still had. I have used this type of instructional strategy in the past, often with success. However, this week, it fell flat.