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A New Way of Thinking About Intelligence
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This week's guest is author, speaker, and coach Dr. Thom Markam. We'll be discussing Project Based Learning and Heart Centered Intelligence. He has worked with over 200 schools and districts, and conducted workshops for nearly 5000 teachers across five continents, providing proven methods and resources for designing high quality, challenging, authentic projects in all disciplines.
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Clarity from Chaos: Dr. Thom Markam

In order to get our schools to the levels of other nations, we not only have to change our way of thinking, but also our way of learning. Dr. Thom Markam has developed a method called project based learning that he will tell us about on today's program. Also, why the majority of the news you receive on a daily basis is thinly masked propaganda.
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Thom Markham
Thom Markham is a psychologist, author, speaker, educator, and international consultant on creativity, inquiry-based learning, 21st century skills, and school redesign. He is the primary author of the Handbook on Project Based Learning and the author of the Project Based Learning Design and Coaching Guide, as well as the author of Welcoming 2012, a book on heart intelligence and the future. He has worked with nearly 5000 teachers across five continents, providing proven methods for school transformation that integrate the seven key aspects of a successful inquiry-based system: (1) teacher discovery and empowerment; (2) organizational alignment; (3) entrepreneurial project based learning; (4) development of a high performance culture based on whole child principles; (5) teaching and assessment of 21st century skills; (6) curriculum redesign; and (7) use of digital resources and learning management systems.

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