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Dynamically Active Engagement: Rethinking Student Engagement

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes MIND’s Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith back to the show, for a conversation about rethinking student engagement. They discuss how engagement is only the first step to getting students dynamically active in their learning, and what guiding questions educators can use when creating or analyzing math experiences.

You can listen to the episode in the player below:


Topics Covered in the Podcast:
0:45 - Intro
4:00 - Misconceptions About Student Engagement
5:30 - Engagement Is More Than Attraction
6:45 - Moving From Engagement to Dynamically Active
8:45 - The Danger of Treating Math as an Add-On
10:00 - Does ______ Dynamically Activate My Students?
15:15 - Guiding Questions When Creating or Analyzing Content

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Brian LeTendre orchestrates content development at MIND Research Institute. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.

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