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! Discussion Ideas for higher readers!Last comment 1 hour 43 min ago in Differentiated Instruction Discussion LACMA's Art + Film Institute and teacher's classroom experienceLast comment 2 days 4 hours ago in Project-Based Learning blog Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"Last comment 3 months 1 week ago in Project-Based Learning blog PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and StudentsLast comment 3 hours 25 min ago in Project-Based Learning Discussion Teaching to Fight InjusticeLast comment 1 week 5 hours ago in Character Education 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?