Where Performance Tasks Fit in the PBL Spectrum

Where Performance Tasks Fit in the PBL Spectrum

Teachers often joke about the jargon in education—I’ve heard it called “edu-speak.” It can be mysterious to non-educators, and confusing and off-putting even to those of us on the inside. Have you run across, for example… authentic assessment? […]

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5 Ways PBL Can Benefit ELLs

5 Ways PBL Can Benefit ELLs

Summer vacation has just begun, but that doesn’t mean a teacher’s brain isn’t still in school, reflecting on practice in a most challenging year; thinking about how to improve instruction when they return to the classroom in August. Among those […]

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Outdoor STEM for the Summertime

Outdoor STEM for the Summertime

Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy your surroundings. Kids and families can take advantage of summer weather by finding the science, technology, engineering, and math in the outdoors. Just because there is no school doesn’t mean we […]

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Project Based Learning in Social Studies

Project Based Learning in Social Studies

True confession: I was a high school history teacher who lectured too much. I was just starting out in my career in education and thought that was what I was supposed to do—cover the content. I was aided and abetted by the textbook (it might have […]

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