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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller firmly addresses some common misunderstandings about PBL, including the ideas that projects are lessons and the public audience can be random.

Establishing Real-World Connections in Projects (Keys to PBL Series Part 1)

Students are more engaged when learning relates directly to the world they live in. See how to extend your projects beyond the classroom walls.

By Lori Desautels

Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.

By Suzie Boss

British educator Tom Stephens spent five weeks this summer studying our educational system and PBL up close on the hunt for good ideas to take home. See what he discovered.

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By Florina Rodov

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

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By Mr Patrick Waters

The messy, hands-on Maker classroom is perfect for a PBL unit when the teacher is willing to collaborate, tinker, fix, break, and rebuild alongside students.

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By Ainissa Ramirez

Maybe it's time to start thinking of STEM as a new subject instead of breaking it down to identify the science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Professional Development
Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

For top teachers, the list of 12 tips for maximizing your summer vacation includes reflecting, connecting, laughing, and coming out swinging in September.

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Teacher Leadership
How to Divorce Your District

By Elena Aguilar

After nearly 20 years in her district, a former teacher and instructional coach describes the factors that led to her resigning and embarking on a new career in the field of education.

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By Maia Heyck-Merlin

Nobody can "make time," but here are five smart ways to make better use of your non-teaching time with more efficiency and a lot less stress.

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Professional Development
Summer Reading and Rejuvenation

By Joshua Block

Summer vacation is teachers' opportunity for self-rediscovery, and Josh Block shares nine books that will help make him the teacher he wants to be.

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By Suzie Boss

To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.

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Education Trends
Why I Flattened My School

By Nathan Barber

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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By Jon Bergmann

The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.

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