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Orchestrating Compelling Problems for Students to Solve

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Orchestrating_Compelling_Problems_for_Students.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Young people’s brains are designed to solve problems. Once they are invested in a something challenging, they will often do whatever it takes to work out a solution. One of my own son’s,… Continue Reading

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Staying Afloat: College and Career Readiness in a Time of Financial Crisis

Even with limited resources, effective educators keep ‘learning afloat’ by making use of free technology tools, school resources, community members, and a little ingenuity to ensure that rigor and relevance don’t drown.       Years ago, when I was younger and… Continue Reading

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Poker Chips, Pirate Gold, and Problem Spaces

I visited with an amazing teacher this week that was/is in the process of finishing up Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island with his students.  My first thought: This guy has some guts trying to get seventh graders through a nearly… Continue Reading