George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mike Kaechele

Mike Kaechele is a PBL coach and National Faculty member of Buck Institute for Education, leading project-based learning workshops around the country to help teachers make the shift to student-centered inquiry. His passion is inspiring educators to design engaging PBL curricula for all content areas and age levels. During 15 years of PBL teaching, Mike has taught social studies, math, STEM, and STEAM classes. Mike is convinced that we don’t need to prepare students for someday—they should be doing meaningful work right now!


  • Project-Based Learning

    What to Do When a Project Fails

    When project-based learning doesn’t work out as planned, students can still master content—and teachers can learn something too.