Why Genius is in High Demand—and How PBL Can Deliver

Why Genius is in High Demand—and How PBL Can Deliver

Often the history of words reveal long-forgotten truths by harkening us back to a deep past before experts parsed the world into small bits, built the complex industry called ‘modern day thought,’ and excluded those aspects of human experience that remain beyond the reach of scientific validation or explanation. The history of words reminds us … Continue reading Why Genius is in High Demand—and How PBL Can Deliver

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How PBL Can Fulfill Its Promise to 21st Century Students

How PBL Can Fulfill Its Promise to 21st Century Students

Project based learning, the rising star in the educational firmament, is on the lips of nearly every teacher and district in the U.S. and in many countries abroad. A newly recruited army of PBL experts march to the front of professional development workshops, evangelizing for project-based work and selling the notion that this is what … Continue reading How PBL Can Fulfill Its Promise to 21st Century Students

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Treat PBL as a Start Up, Not a Teaching Method

Treat PBL as a Start Up, Not a Teaching Method

A few years back, I worked with many schools across the country that became enamored with project based learning after site visits to PBL icons such as High Tech High or had sent a team of administrators to a PBL conference—and returned with wide-eyed enthusiasm for reinventing education at their school. Mostly, it didn’t happen. … Continue reading Treat PBL as a Start Up, Not a Teaching Method

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