Volume 75 • Number 2
Unleashing Problem Solvers
32 Turning Teaching Upside Down
Cathy L. Seeley
Students can learn more when teachers give
them space to wrestle with a math problem.
38 Think Inside the Box
Embracing the limits of creative constraint is
one key to problem solving.
44 Problem Solving in Practice
Kim Greene, Jeff Heyck-Williams,
and Elicia Timpson Gray
Solar-powered tents, Jamestown narratives,
and robot designs—what student problem
solving looks like in action.
50 Making a World of Difference
by Looking Locally
Ethan Lowenstein and Gregory Smith
How place- and community-based education
can broaden the classroom—and your
58 Building Students’ Sense of Agency
Shari Tishman and Edward P. Clapp
Practices inspired by the maker movement
can hone students’ sensitivity to design.
65 Kidding Around with
Jaunine Fouché and Joel Crowley
A residential school stresses applied learning
for elementary students—and that includes
keeping the baby goats safe.
Middle Schoolers Go Global
Mark Wise and Jay Mc Tighe
A district’s five-day global challenge turns students into
problem solvers and transforms teaching and learning.
into the Classroom
Ronald A. Beghetto
Five strategies to help students to develop the skills
needed to address complex problems.
to Problem Solvers
In math, three-act tasks can foster deeper thinking
and greater engagement.