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  • Marion Mulgrew

    July 12, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    I have heard the term, “Productive Struggle” for years and tried to use it. The concept of “+1” for skill level that you give them a small reach, or hint cards, etc. But I really like the clarity that your phrasing of “Feedback makes struggling productive”, because it is true and simple. I want to teach in a way that stops/reduces the questions, “why do I care” (in various iterations), and this process starts with the student caring. BIG difference! I have tried to relate their math learning/ letting them struggle, to something else they love, like basketball. However, I often get, “well, it’s okay there because it is fun.”

    Creating the spark, then the supported inquiry will hopefully make learning, if not “fun”, at least compelling.