project-based learning

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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Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

It’s 9:30 am on a Monday morning and an anxious sixth-grade teacher calls her school’s IT department. Two students can’t remember their passwords for the math application she wants to use in her lesson. Another can’t remember his username. Chatter from the class grows louder. The teacher’s voice is sharp as she asks the IT department to reset the students’ login information; she’s losing valuable teaching time, not to mention her students’ attention.

How a Composting Initiative Led to the Growth of an Unexpected Learning Space

Language teacher Serena Maniscalco never thought a composting initiative she led several years ago would lead to the development of an learning space that would help so many students grow. But it spurred the development of a garden at Moreau Catholic High School, a private school in Hayward, Calif., where students get to grow produce like pumpkins, tomatoes, eggplants and lemons.

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