You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these articles, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Students in one PBL class look outward to examine how the legislative branch of government works, and then turn inward to reflect on their learning.
Open Education Resources
To find the best OER, consider the skills you're teaching, how content aligns with standards, ease of assessment, and whether you'll provide an active, creative experience.
PBL schools benefit from a PBL coordinator to locate and organize resources, invite guest speakers, and support students in getting the most out of their projects.
Educators create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, bringing their admins on board with this new model.
Social and Emotional Learning
Welcome to our blog series on how to apply the principles of positive youth development: curiosity, sociability, resilience, self-awareness, integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy.
When planning a PBL unit, use GBL elements to teach 21st-century skills, as a modality for lesson content, to differentiate instruction, or with games as products.
ELLs are better positioned to learn science through the COPPELLS model of PBL, which provides online and asynchronous forums for reviewing and discussing course material.
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.
By pairing students to sit back to back and focus on their breathing, you can help them develop a sense of mutuality and social awareness.
In her first PBL unit, a new teacher learns how giving her students voice and choice will ignite their passions and enhance their learning.