From Standard Teaching to Interactive Learning - A P-20 Learning Community By: Michael Taurasi, Rachael Mathiott, Coty Yandell, and Ashley Ziegler. Abstract: Standard teaching methods are an ineffective way of preparing students in the field of science, due to lack of engagement of the student. Students who participate in inquiry-based learning, such as visiting a stream to perform a snapshot, are more effective as a result of the natural inclination of young adults to be active. The current pedagogy is insufficient. Our program will incorporate interactive methods that cause students to connect dendrites and expand their total knowledge. This hands-on learning experience appeals to other learning styles. We plan to use these alternative methods and educate other West Geauga students.