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Celebrate National ‘Be Heard’ Day with Pear Deck

Could there be a day more relevant to the work we’re doing with Pear Deck? Yes, we use a lot of pedagogical words like “student engagement” and “formative assessment” when we talk about the tool that is Pear Deck, but the root of what we’re all about at Pear Deck is giving every student a voice and every teacher a means to hear and highlight those voices. So in celebration of National Be Heard Day, let’s consider how we can hear and honor our students’ unique voices with Pear Deck.

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“I Can’t Do It”

It’s enormously frustrating when a person gives up before they’ve tried, especially when you know they are capable. “Just try!” we want to shout. “You aren’t dumb, but you have to try!” First, let’s try to understand what’s happening from the student’s point of view. Where does this mentality come from? Here a couple things that could be triggering this mindset.

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