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Rethinking Classroom Cell Phone Policies, High-Tech Cheating and the Meaning of Google Glass

Rae Pica with John Owens, David Thornburg, Jessica Lahey, Lisa Nielsen


In this segment, two camps face off on classroom cell phone policies. While some of our guests "just say no" to cell phones, others say cell phones are an asset in the classroom and Google Glass is going to be an even larger game changer. Learn more... 

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead to 2014

Rae Pica with Vicki Davis, Nancy Flanagan, Susan Ochshorn, Josh Stumpenhorst


As we look back, all guests agreed that 2013 has been an exceptional year in education. Events cited include developments with Common Core, the focus on connected educators, and universal kindergarten. Tune in to hear the expectations and hopes for 2014. 

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Designing Questions That Drive Real Learning

Rae Pica with Andrew Miller, Sara Armstrong, Suzie Boss, Anthony Cody


Increasing numbers of educators are moving away from emphasizing content and toward provocative questions that promote higher-order thinking. What is the best way to design and present these questions? How can teachers align these questions to promote real learning and meet required standards? 

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The Most Common Mistakes Teachers Make with Introverted Students

Rae Pica with Tony Baldasaro, Sophia Dembling, Lee Kolbert, Jessica Lahey 


Introverted students are often misunderstood, mischaracterized and mishandled by teachers. In this segment we debunk some of the myths about "quiet" students, uncover some of the common mistakes made in teaching them, and offer sound guidance on how to bring out the best in them.

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Hidden Causes of the Achievement Gap Between Boys and Girls

 Rae Pica with Michael Reichert, Claudia Buchmann, David Bloomfield, and Nancy Flanagan


The academic achievement gap between girls and boys is now well established and growing. The reasons are complex and in this segment we explore some of the more obscure causes. We close by looking at what can be done to narrow, if not close, the gap. 

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