Starting out with PBL Related Tags: Project-Based Learning More Related Discussions John Rheineck Posted 08/12/2010 7:18AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 1 Reply 1034 Views Our middle school has a directive to change to PBL based education. Student directed is the goal, but how much ownership by students should we start with? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 1 Share Comments (1 Reply)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 8/25/2010 3:52pm Donna Luna I think that would depend on the students you all teach and if they have sufficiently developed good learning habits to begin with. I teach in an online high school and we are going to be writing our own PBL curriculum and will switch over to it next year. I have seen our numbers decline quite a bit this past year because students do not have strong study skills, self-motivation or discipline and have a difficult time organizing and managing their time. If the students learn strong "Habits of Mind" first and you can whet their appetites for learning right off the bat, I think they will be able to take charge of their learning more so in the future. If they are used to PBL, then they will fall into place quickly. Others definitely must be taught first. Sign in to vote! blog The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own BusinessLast comment 1 day 10 hours ago in Service Learning blog 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers DoLast comment 2 hours 3 min ago in Differentiated Instruction blog Roller Coaster Middle School: How One Kid's Crazy Idea Took PBL to Thrilling New HeightsLast comment 2 days 14 hours ago in Project-Based Learning Discussion Project-based learning in the early years. Last comment 1 day 14 hours ago in Project-Based Learning video Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Keys to PBL Series Part 5)Last comment 1 week 1 day ago in PBL Assessment Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?