Here’s a reading assignment: Erika McWilliam’s “From Sage to Guide to Meddler.” This paper discuses how we can get in the middle of our students’ learning, creating productive struggle by allowing kids to sit in their own confusion longer than they might like.
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Why you should stop looking for “real world” application and instead aim for “interesting.” The real world is often tedious and annoying. Interesting never is.