Let’s Talk About It: Designing Discussions Where Extroverts Practice Listening and Introverts Practice Talking

Let’s Talk About It: Designing Discussions Where Extroverts Practice Listening and Introverts Practice Talking

For today’s students, discussion skills are critical. Yet, as teachers know too well: engaging introverts and extroverts in class discussion can be a challenge. Our research and methods show that it’s possible — and students see the impact immediately. In this whitepaper, we examine: Read on to learn more.

Let’s Talk About It: The Future of Discussion Skills in an AI World

Let’s Talk About It: The Future of Discussion Skills in an AI World

We’re in the midst of a revolution. An AI revolution, characterized by increased interactions between humans and machines. In an AI-dominated world, do students still need to learn how to have in-person conversations with other humans? Our answer: a resounding yes. In this whitepaper, we examine: Read on to learn more.

Combatting Polarization with Conversation: An Interview with CDI

Combatting Polarization with Conversation: An Interview with CDI

Mylien Duong is the Senior Director of Research at the Constructive Dialogue Institute. What follows is a conversation between Mylien and R.E.A.L.® founder Liza Garonzik about CDI’s groundbreaking new report on Polarization in K-12 Classrooms. This conversation has been lightly edited for clarity.  Liza: Tell us, what is the Constructive Dialogue Institute? Where did it…

Let’s Talk About It: Teaching Face-to-Face Communication Skills as Preventative Care for Teens’ Mental Health

Let’s Talk About It: Teaching Face-to-Face Communication Skills as Preventative Care for Teens’ Mental Health

Have you noticed that kids today aren’t talking to each other? We have. We see that today’s teens are connecting with each other, certainly — they spend hours interacting with one another from behind the comfort (and, at times, the agony) of their screens. Yet when kids are off-screen, together, they struggle to talk —…

Networks for Deeper Learning

Networks for Deeper Learning

Hernández, Laura E. and Linda Darling-Hammond, Deeper Learning Networks: Taking Student-Centered Learning and Equity to Scale. This week’s Footnotes focuses on Hernández and Darling-Hammond’s 2019 report on deeper learning for the Learning Policy Institute. This concise report offers research-based action plans for implementing Deeper Learning in public and charter school networks. Using the examples of…