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How Do We Create Powerful and Patient Problem Solvers?

Allison Zmuda with Dan Meyer and Sanjoy Mahajan

pic Many math teachers find themselves on the horns of a dilemma. On one hand they feel the need to teach mathematics skills one at a time, detached from practical application. On the other hand they are often frustrated by student's inability to analyze problems, think creatively about solutions and patiently persevere through the problem solving process. In this segment we look to understand the roots of the problem and potential solutions.

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Capturing Attention and Engaging Students More Effectively

Allison Zmuda with Jay McTighe and Dr. Judy Willis

pic It's difficult to teach students unless you can effectively capture, maintain and focus their attention. Recent research in neuroscience offer new insights into how we can more effectively engage students. In this segment we discuss and apply some of these findings.
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Why Are So Many High School Graduates Unprepared for College?

Stephen Trachtenberg, Dr. David Conley and Diane Ullman, PhD

pic According to a national survey of high school graduates, employers and college instructors to assess the college- and career-readiness of high school graduates, as many as 40% of the nation's high school graduates said they were inadequately prepared to deal with the demands of postsecondary education or entry-level jobs. why do so many high school students come up short? What can we do about it?
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