Constructing a PBL classroom... the first weeks of school
The beginning of the year is fast approaching! I'm new to PBL and a pretty new teacher and I want to start off the year strong.
I thought we could share effective ways we start the year (curriculum, rules, activities, routines). How do you set up a PBL classroom? What rules and procedures/expectations/routines do you start setting up?
What are your classroom rules? Here are the rules I'm thinking of (they're NOT finalized). I want no more than 3-4. Rules can set students up to develop their abilities to collaborate, communicate, create, and reflect. These abilities are fundamental to PBL.
Here's my stab at creating rules that set up students well. I welcome your critique and wisdom.
- Think from different perspectives
- Speak your mind and listen to others
- Do the right thing even when no one is looking
- Communicate constructively
- Take risks
This discussion can become a resource for PBL classroom structure...