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What Productive Struggle Looks Like When Students Use Technology with Peg Grafwallner – Easy EdTech Podcast 191

In this episode, educator and author, Peg Grafwallner, joins to unpack the term productive struggle and what this can look like in every content area – from ELA to PE. You’ll also hear about Peg’s book, Ready to Learn, and how teachers can model productive struggle throughout the day, including with technology, to set up students for success.

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Productive Struggle - Infographic

Tips for Supporting Productive Struggle

  • Create a vigorous learning intention.
  • Scaffold success criteria.
  • Eliminate the word failure.
  • Be transparent.
  • Give students time to be successful.
  • Provide spaces that cultivate success.

Sponsored by Monica’s Etsy Store

This episode is sponsored by my Etsy store. Did you know that I have an Etsy store full of printables? If you’re listening in November, make sure to check out all of my Thanksgiving and Fall activities and games for your classroom. You can print them out or use the PDF files alongside your favorite EdTech tool. Head to to explore the new items I’ve created.

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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