Student-centered learning is the best way to see real progress and understanding in your classroom. Whereas traditional teaching scrapes the surface of content, a student-centered environment encourages students to delve deeper into a myriad of topics to get a much richer understanding. Student-centered learning puts the ownership on learning on the student, not the teacher. Whereas in a traditional classroom the teacher is telling the students what they need to know, a student-centered classroom has the students work hands-on with the content material to discover it on their own accord and understand it on a deeper level than if they were just told about it.