project-based learning

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do contributed by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together […]

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Teachers: Don’t Feel Guilty About What You Can’t Do. The System Needs to Change.

Over the past week, friends of mine—former colleagues who teach in the Los Angeles Unified School District—stood outside their school, exposed to the cold, rain and loss of daily wages.

Student Pushback Is Frustrating, but It Made Me a Better Teacher

I was driving to work listening to Dan Carlin’s political podcast “Common Sense.” Carlin was explaining how to make history relevant to all students, whether it's the history of hip-hop music, the evolution of the coffee industry or a person you pass on the street. What stayed with me that day: everything and everyone has a history—but history doesn't matter to students if it's not relevant to their own lives.

6 Tips For PBL Planning Across Content Areas

6 Tips For Powerfully Integrated Projects  by Mike Kaechele, TeachThought PD PBL Facilitator One of the weaknesses of our modern education system is that content has become so siloed that students rarely see the connections between subjects or connections with their world. Integrated projects can break down these walls when students investigate authentic problems that […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom Drew Perkins talks with Telannia Norfar and Chris Fancher about their upcoming book “Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom”. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Prufrock Press: Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom book @thnorfar @cfanch Telannia’s blog: PBL Birdside View – Journey of a […]

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The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education

The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development I recently rec

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