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EP22: Teachable Moments

With learning at home being something so many students and parents are doing, there are now more opportunities than ever to turn regular experiences into learning experiences. In this episode, we’re hoping to help you know when you might be in the middle of a teachable moment and what to do in that moment. Our guest and colleague, Dr. Holly Ellis, joins us to break down teachable moments and how to seize those opportunities.

The Resources

CELEBRATE LEARNING MORE THAN GRADES

“How are your grades?” This is a question we’ve been trained to ask our children. Grades are important indicators of how well a child is doing in a subject, but they don’t tell us much about what the child actually knows. What would happen if you celebrated learning more than grades?

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INNOVATIVE WAYS TO MAKE CORONAVIRUS A TEACHABLE MOMENT

Source: Sarah Gonser, Edutopia.org

“The massive public health challenge of Covid-19, in spite of its many unknowns, offers teachers the unique instructional opportunity to tap into students’ innate curiosity about the virus and deliver lessons that are timely, prompt kids to dig deep, and—ideally—provide a modicum of comfort during a time of alarming headlines and copious misinformation.”

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