Reinventing PBL to Focus on Human Performance

Reinventing PBL to Focus on Human Performance

Watching fourth graders working in a team on a creative PBL science project (Their problem to solve: Educate parents and community about how common devices like TV’s and phones rely on wave technology.) reminded me that great project based learning aims to produce brightness. That’s a non-evidence-based term unrelated to the repetitive mantra of more … Continue reading Reinventing PBL to Focus on Human Performance

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Why Teachers Need to Become Radicals

Why Teachers Need to Become Radicals

I’ll start with two stories that tell us what we need to know about the future of education. First, Greta Thunberg, climate activist, potential Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and 16-year-old Swedish student, went viral with these words: “What am I going to learn in school? Facts don’t matter anymore, politicians aren’t listening to the scientists, … Continue reading Why Teachers Need to Become Radicals

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