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Teaching Strategies:
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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Teaching Strategies:
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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Teaching Strategies:
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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Teaching Strategies:
Cultivating Creativity in Students
Allison Zmuda with Twyla Tharp, Dr. Robert Epstein and Joe Bursnworth
 

pic Creativity is increasingly becoming the most valued competency and aim of a 21st century education. How do we cultivate it in students? what is the process? What are the barriers and challenges we face in adapting our educational system to this new objective?
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Teaching Strategies:
How Masterful Feedback Drives Vigorous Learning 
Allison Zmuda with Rob Kay & Grant Wiggins

 

pic In this segment we take a look at how dramatically precise, timely, well delivered, feedback can gives rise to engaged and passionate learners. For and insider view on feedback we talked with Grant Wiggins, the President of Authentic Education. Our outsider perspective comes from Rob Kay, lead designer behind the hugely popular music videogame Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
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