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John Larmer

Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education

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  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

    John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Grit Happens in PBL

    Looking for practical applications of grit? Try project-based learning and move beyond character education to teach students how stuff gets done in the real world.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How PBL Prepares Students for CCSS Test Performance Tasks: Part 2 - PBL is Already Aligned for Assessment

    In the second of two blogposts, John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education reviews how the eight essential elements of PBL can fit (sometimes neatly, sometimes not) within the expectations of Common Core assessment.
  • Project-Based Learning

    PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

    John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.
  • Assessment

    Debunking 5 Myths About Project-Based Learning

    John Lerner from the Buck Institute of Education says PBL is more rigorous and more organized than many think.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

    John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, looks at how to get high-quality work from students engaged in project-based learning.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Summer PD: How Project-Based Learning Can Fit (or Not) in an Elementary School Program

    Elementary educators can take advantage of PBLs flexibility in full, partial, or separate integrations.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Building Parent Support for Project-Based Learning

    John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, presents a strategy for bringing parents on board when students are introduced to project-based learning.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How PBL Prepares Students for CCSS Test Performance Tasks: Part 1 - Defining the Tasks

    Guest blogger John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education, in the first of two blog posts, defines Common Core test performance tasks and how looks at teachers can apply project-based learning to their assessment practice.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Start the Year with a Project . . . or Wait?

    John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, weighs the pros and cons of starting the school year with a PBL project.
  • Game-Based Learning

    James Gee: What Do Video Games Have to Do with Project-Based Learning?

    A conversation between John Larmer and David Ross of the Buck Institute about project based learning, video games, and the work of James Paul Gee.