More and more organizations from testing companies like ETS to massive companies like Frito-lay are relying on online tools to crowdsource public opinion. Lego, for example, now uses crowdsourced focus groups to collect ideas from consumers for new products.
Lashaudra Cox, an AP Biology and Biology teacher at Douglass High School, in urban Memphis, Tennessee, doesn’t like to “baby” her students. “I notice that some students will shut down instead of actually trying to grapple with (a problem) or, you know, have that productive struggling through it.” She adds that, instead of just giving them the information, she allows “them to work through it and solve it on their own.”
Glenn Whitman is at the forefront of integrating the science of learning into actual classroom settings. Through his work as the Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrews Episcopal School, Glenn bridges the gap between the research and the classroom.