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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, EdTech, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of the Crush School Series of Books, which help students understand how their brains process information and learn. I also wrote The Power of Three: How to Simplify Your Life to Amplify Your Personal and Professional Success, but be warned that it's meant for adults who want to thrive and are comfortable with four letter words.

The Focus Method: Collaborative Reading Synthesis is designed to help a group of students collaborate to synthesize a reading, such as an article or a section of the textbook, and write a summary to gain deep understanding of the subject. The students are asked to read individually first, and then to construct a theory, by brainstorming and deciding on the 3 main points, synthesizing and connecting those 3 points, and summarizing them in the context of the subject. The Collaborative Reading Synthesis worksheet can be a stand-alone learning tool, or a "thought organizer" used to create a final product such as a digital graphic organizer, infographic, blog post, audio, video etc. 

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