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Project-Based Learning: Debunking the Myths and Fallacies

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz makes a case for confronting all the misleading beliefs about project-based learning.

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Lesia
Middle School & SPED Teacher from Grand Rapids, Michigan

I'd like to explore PBL opportunities for the first time. I just ordered a set of the book "A Long Walk to Water." Has anyone used that as a springboard into a project?

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I have not used this book. However, I have been looking at PBL for awhile in a US History application. Does anyone recommend a book that presents a good model for US History?

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Dani L.
K-6 Art Teacher

With the switch to Common Core, the principal at my school is pushing for more PBL. As an elementary art teacher, I am not sure how I fit into this. (I don't want to be the supervisor while they are drawing posters for their projects. - I wouldn't be meeting the Art Standards that way.) Any suggestions as to how I can support the regular ed. teachers with PBL and still meet the art standards?

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Happiness: A Key Outcome of Equitable Schools

Slogan on a wall in Thimphu's School of Traditional Arts
How might we apply the country of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness index in our schools?

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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber provides meaningful writing tasks for all grade levels that are aligned to the Common Core.

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The Art of Managing Middle School Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for managing middle school kids.

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Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ten tactics to help teachers answer those questions.

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Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

Second and third graders interpreting the theme of animal adaptation (science standard) through movement and music.
Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz profiles how a California elementary school used music, dance, and visual arts to connect the content-learning in all its classrooms.

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Young Global Leaders Put Innovative Ideas into Action

How are you preparing your students to become global leaders who can make good things happen locally?

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How to Close the Achievement Gap: Arts Education

Edutopia's Anne O'Brien shares recent findings that indicate the importance and need for arts education.

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Educators: See This Film!

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar explains why one film now tops her list as a must see for all educators.

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