The audience actually wants to work for their meal

The Clues To A Great Story
Andrew Stanton

“But, do they call me McGregor the Builder? No!”
Storytelling is joke telling

Make me care

6:35 The audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don’t wanna know that they’re doing that!

You’re born with a temperament, and you’re wired a certain way. And you don’t have any say about it. And there’s no changing it. All you can do is learn to recognize it, and own it. …
A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you and to take the wheel and steer it.

… and you’re still learning who you are

British playwright William Archer:
“Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty.”
When you’re telling a story, have you constructed anticipation?

“Who are you?”
Everything Lawrence did was an attempt for him to figure out where his place was in the world

the secret sauce is: Can you invoke wonder?



Cognitive Abilities Test™ Forms 7 and 8

reflect cognitive development
correlate with achievement tests

normative comparisons: a frame of reference for the score
e.g. Age 7 years, 1 month >< Age 7 years, 2 months

emphasizes general cognitive abilities and reasoning skills for achieving instructional objectives
measures general and abstract inductive and deductive reasoning (verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal or figural reasoning)
informs teachers how to adapt instruction
if a student got all the easy items wrong and got all the hardest items correct, we might have lower confidence in their score and therefore a wider confidence interval around it

16:00 primary use: differentiating instruction
18:20 CogAT Screening Form
General Instructional Suggestions for All Students with a Median Stanine of 4, 5, or 6
Practice on low-level skills can free working memory for higher-level processing.


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