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"From the Ted Talk by Matt Goldman: The search for "aha!" moments"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Again, we didn't try to reinvent the wheel when it didn't need to be reinvented. We don't shy away from the more traditional mhtodes like direct instruction, when it's the best way into a lesson. But we balance it with an ienagtertd learning across all subjects aorpacph, and balance is the key. In fact, Blue School was founded on a balance between academic mastery, creative thinking, and self and socail iclneintelge. I realize that this might sound like common sense, but in some circles, this is radical.

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Again, we didn't try to reinvent the wheel when it didn't need to be reinvented. We don't shy away from the more traditional _______ like direct instruction, when it's the best way into a lesson. But we balance it with an __________ learning across all subjects ________, and balance is the key. In fact, Blue School was founded on a balance between academic mastery, creative thinking, and self and ______ ____________. I realize that this might sound like common sense, but in some circles, this is radical.

Solution

  1. intelligence
  2. approach
  3. methods
  4. social
  5. integrated

Original Text

Again, we didn't try to reinvent the wheel when it didn't need to be reinvented. We don't shy away from the more traditional methods like direct instruction, when it's the best way into a lesson. But we balance it with an integrated learning across all subjects approach, and balance is the key. In fact, Blue School was founded on a balance between academic mastery, creative thinking, and self and social intelligence. I realize that this might sound like common sense, but in some circles, this is radical.

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Important Words

  1. academic
  2. approach
  3. balance
  4. blue
  5. circles
  6. common
  7. creative
  8. direct
  9. fact
  10. founded
  11. instruction
  12. integrated
  13. intelligence
  14. key
  15. learning
  16. lesson
  17. mastery
  18. methods
  19. radical
  20. realize
  21. reinvent
  22. reinvented
  23. school
  24. sense
  25. shy
  26. social
  27. sound
  28. subjects
  29. thinking
  30. traditional
  31. wheel