May 2020

Why is my child doing so many worksheets right now?: Episode 2 of Class Disrupted

Research shows that real learning takes place when students apply their knowledge to real-world problems and get consistent feedback so that they can improve. Yet schools continue to rely on worksheets and textbooks, which do very little to motivate students to learn.

In this episode of Class Disrupted, we answer parents’ questions about why so much of the schoolwork they see their children doing is boring and uninspired.

Larry Berger, CEO of curriculum and assessment company Amplify, joins Diane and myself to explain how textbooks and other curriculum materials make their way into schools and why it’s so hard to try something new. We discuss what makes digital learning tools effective, how teachers are more important than ever in a digital classroom and what the future of learning looks like.


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