The end of the path for DT and PBL?
[NOTE: This post is pointed at the secondary classroom. It may not apply to elementary classrooms for various reasons.] I have been involved in an ongoing Twitter DM conversation around design thinking (DT) with my #dtk12chat friends. Unfortunately “design thinking” has become one of those buzz words that education wants to see in their curriculum […]
Laying Out Your PBL Year (Alg 1 version)
Math and PBL can seem hard when you put them together. Look at your calendar and pick a time in the year where you can devote 3 or 4 weeks to a project and start there.
PBL Teachers are Like Magicians
[Originally Written for BIE.org in 2016. Updated here.] If you have ever listened to me talking at edcamps, sxswedu, or in a facilitated pbl training, then you have heard me say “we need to be more like magicians.” One of the key elements of PBL is the idea of Sustained Inquiry. Sustaining inquiry, as a […]
How I am Learning About PBL For Young Students (Part 1 – Research, Research, Research)
When I started down this PBL path, I was a veteran teacher with over 10 years of traditional teaching experience. Now I am at the end of my teaching career and I am on a quest to better understand how to use pbl with young students. As a new pbl teacher, I learned from the […]
5 Things to Jumpstart PBL in the New Year [Math Version]
@amyshamblen You’ve enjoyed the holidays and you have a few more days until school starts back up so you’ve been catching up on your reading. Several of your friends have gone to trainings during 2018 where they have learned about Project Based Learning and you are intrigued. But everything you have read gives you […]