PBL and UBD in English/Lang. Arts-For what?
I am teaching at a charter school as an 11th grade English teacher. I haven't taught English in a few years and I am grateful to be at this school as I think it has a bright future. My question is this: My school is a firm believer in UBD and PBL as standard practices for our school, but what exactly should I be teaching my kids based on this? What really do they need to know as they move into the working world? My school leader stresses real world applications for the students, which I agree with, but having been away from this for a bit, I've gotten a bit bogged down trying to figure out exactly what my end game should be. I enjoy my subject, and I want to use the summer to come into next year fired up and doing the best job I can for my kids. Any advice?? Thanks!