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Persistence Is Not Always Productive: How to Stop Students From Spinning Their Wheels

Ed Surge – Neil Hefferman

“Educators must be able to distinguish between moments of “productive persistence” and moments where students are simply spinning their wheels. Believe it or not, “wheel-spinning” is now a technical term and has become a topic of interest to researchers who study how children learn. According to researchers Joseph Beck and Yue Gong, wheel-spinning is generally defined as “students who do not succeed in mastering a skill in a timely manner.”” (more)

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