Rote Memorization: Outdated Teaching Tool or Still Very Important?

Rae Pica withTony Wagner, Ben Johnson, Nancy Blair

Is rote memorization dead or is there still a place for it in 21st-century learning? Tune in to this fascinating discussion.

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Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. Previously, Tony was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Ben Johnson is a lifelong educator with experience in grades k-16. He currently is the principal of San Antonio Technology Academy snf author of Teaching Students to Dig Deeper and author of article, When Rote Learning Makes Sense. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia and was previously served as a school improvement consultant.
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