361: Does It Matter What Academic Skills We Teach Students First?

Parents and educators often ask, “What order should we teach our students what academic skills?”

In this episode, Gretchen rethinks whether the Study Cycle, her model for teaching students how the brain learns, really should be the center of her academic toolkit.

In this fun and wide-ranging conversation, she and Megan discuss:

  • how one Independent Study school is choosing to structure the lessons in the Anti-Boring Toolkit for their students
  • the role that understanding brain theory plays in teaching students study skills
  • how to start with the student’s need first,
  • the difference between a curriculum and a toolkit,
  • and more