In my last post, I made the case for easing teachers into the shift from traditional teaching to project-based learning. I discussed the alignment between project-based teaching and the frameworks for effective teaching already used by many schools, […]Read More
Hanging on the fence outside the entrance to Walt Whitman High School is a banner with a quote by the school’s namesake “Happiness is not in another place, but this place… not for another hour, but for this hour.” Students who attend Walt Whitman […]Read More
With report after report touting the American economy’s need for STEM workers, school districts […]Read More
A class of fourth grade students are hunched over their desks writing feverishly about their recent experiment in the STEM lab. Within their science notebooks, you can see evidence of their learning; drawings of their catapult designs, labeling all […]Read More
I’m near the ocean where the sky is bright blue and the water is placid, but I can’t help recalling how gray, mute, and turbulent the last 15 months have been. While I spent most of that time wrestling with a book I began four years ago, the […]Read More
Sometimes, when teachers and school leaders hear about project-based learning (PBL), it sounds like a whole new thing. They can’t imagine adding any more to their already-full plates. They may think it’s so different from what they are already doing […]Read More
Okay, so what is deeper learning? And are we not helping our students learn deeply in our schools already?
As more and more of my educational conversations involve the discussion of deeper learning for students, I must admit these questions were at […]Read More