What Kids Think 
As Zoe pointed out, whole group instruction can be a 'giant problem'. In this teacher-directed environment,    distractions occur more frequently and 'buy-in' from individuals is reduced.                                                      
In McKenzie's view, some students are not prepared to make their own choices.  Refer to the 'Readiness' button at the top for suggestions.
Brigitte expressed the attitude often embraced by students who understand the difference between teacher-driven 'spoonfeeding' and the joy of self-directed learning. The culture of choice develops very quickly once students experience it. See 'Readiness' for ideas on creating that culture.