In this episode, educator and author, Peg Grafwallner, joins to unpack the term productive struggle and what this can look like in every content area – from ELA to PE. You’ll also hear about Peg’s book, Ready to Learn, and how teachers can model productive struggle throughout the day, including with technology, to set up students for success.


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Tips for Supporting Productive Struggle

  • Create a vigorous learning intention.
  • Scaffold success criteria.
  • Eliminate the word failure.
  • Be transparent.
  • Give students time to be successful.
  • Provide spaces that cultivate success.

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