The Beauty of Encouraging 'Productive Struggle' in Classrooms

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The Beauty of Encouraging 'Productive Struggle' in Classrooms

Sep 7, 2016

LEARNING CAN'T BE ALL HEARTS AND STARS, says Maine educator Matt Drewette-Card, who shared the following resource during #EdSurgeChat on Tuesday, September 6. This white paper details the importance of "productive struggle," where "effortful practice that goes beyond passive reading, listening, or watching" helps students achieve levels of deeper learning. Interactive STEM also has a guide for math teachers looking to bring more activities into lesson plans that promote productive struggle.

LEARNING CAN'T BE ALL HEARTS AND STARS, says Maine educator Matt Drewette-Card, who shared the following resource during #EdSurgeChat on Tuesday, September 6. This white paper details the importance of "productive struggle," where "effortful practice that goes beyond passive reading, listening, or watching" helps students achieve levels of deeper learning. Interactive STEM also has a guide for math teachers looking to bring more activities into lesson plans that promote productive struggle.

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