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7 RX for Learning?
81 Helping Students
Let’s show students the
processes experts use to
tackle complex problems.
SHOW & TELL:
A VIDEO COLUMN
Students into a Way
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Three strategies to help
students develop problem-solving mental habits.
THE TECHY TEACHER
85 Putting Them in
the Driver’s Seat
Give students the freedom
and tech range to become
87 Group Effectiveness
Is No Accident
Thomas R. Hoerr
Purpose and participation
lead to more meaningful
89 Cultivating Problem
Solvers in Shifting
H. Richard Milner IV
Let’s prepare students to
solve key life and social
ONE TO GROW ON
91 Catalysts for
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Creativity is a process, not
a eureka moment.
88 Index to Advertisers
95 ASCD Community
96 6 Insights on
70 The STEAM-Powered
An instructional coach makes a bold case
for integrating problem-based learning
across the curriculum.
76 Reading, Writing, . . .
An English teacher tests a problem-based
instructional approach borrowed
Cover © Linzie Hunter