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Christina Marin a dedicated and reflective middle school teacher from the Bay Area in California. We talk with christina today about struggles around how students are resistant to learning through productive struggle. Especially students who have been successful in traditional math classes. 

In our conversation we talk  about how using purposeful questioning and planning can give you the confidence you need to convince students that the struggle is worth it. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How to use purposeful questions to keep students in a state of flow. 
  • How planning your learning goals and your consolidation will give your students confidence. 
  • How to convince parents that teaching through struggle is worthwhile. 



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