Have you read part I? You can check out Why We Need to Keep it Real with PBL here.
The idea behind my two books on project-based learning, Keep It Real With PBL, was to hunker down in the trenches with the teachers who tackle the
How would you finish the sentence, “If I could open my own school, I would…”. If you have the time, stop reading this post and wrestle with that sentence starter for a while. Without concern for the bottom line or budget restrictions, let your imagination run wild about the opportunity to start
One thing I have learned from my observations about education is that if hard work guaranteed successful PK-12 education outcomes, this article and most education books would be unnecessary. Our teachers and administrators are exhausted. They do not understand the criticism leveled at them or
Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement by Joanne Quinn, Joanne McEachen, Michael Fullan, Mag Gardner, and Max Drummy was published in August 2019. This easy-to-use guide is loaded with tools, tips, protocols and real world examples of how to design and measure progress in
Alfie Kohn has raised a critical point in his recent podcast about my work (Episode 11 of “The Shape of Education to Come,” available on iTunes). In the podcast, he asks, If we are talking about effect sizes based on student achievement, and if student achievement is measured
I had the privilege of teaching a forestry class this year to a group of 7th graders. During my initial assessment of student understanding of the core content of the class, I found that several learners understood the basic content. In our school district, we