"Students need opportunities to take action. Some of those opportunities will come . . . in the classroom, where prepared students, exercising faith, step out beyond the light they already possess, to speak, to contribute, and to teach one another." (President Kim B. Clark, BYU-Idaho)
One of the biggest reasons education is taught in a classroom setting is so that students and teachers can discuss material together. Simply listening to a presentation won't be enough for your brain to learn new information. So, when a teacher starts a class discussion, jump in and participate!