ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maya Bialik is passionate about putting science into action in education. She has worked to translate findings from Cognitive Science for the Center for Curriculum Redesign, from Complex Systems for the New England Complex Systems Research Institute, and from Environmental Science for Uneven Earth. She holds a Master’s degree in Mind, Brain & Education from Harvard, and her background includes research in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics. Maya is a co-founder of The People’s Science, a non-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between science and society. Her upcoming book, focusing on an evidence-based analysis of the four dimensions that students should learn to be prepared for the 21st century, will be released this fall.
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Confusion is a powerful feeling. If it doesn’t turn to frustration, it can give rise to curiosity, motivation, and engagement. So why do we tend to think of confusion as a negative feeling, as the opposite of understanding, our goal?
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”1 The Issue When we think about what we teach our students, the first thing that comes to