I have to admit, when I considered using The One and Only Ivan as my first core novel in 5th grade, I was a little worried. I know that most kids love animals and I thought that would be motivating for students to launch into a PBL on some aspect of animals; however, I, myself, am … More PBL-An Empathy Builder for Teachers… Who Knew?
The day before yesterday, I brought my students to our computer lab to blog again. It was so wonderful to see them so excited about writing! It has taken me a few years to develop a system of how to teach students to blog. It has also taken me a few years to effectively incorporate … More Why Blogging Needs to Be in My Curriculum and Why My Students Need It!
I should have written this post a long time ago. Actually, I wrote a post and some how, the whole thing got erased! Anyway, I was inspired to write again, by someone on Twitter. So I must thank her. The One and Only Ivan is a story based on the true story of the gorilla, … More The One and Only Ivan Global PBL
Yesterday, we held the first ever Project Learning Swap Meet 2013 Baltimore! For the last month and a half, I planned and planned and with the help of Bianca and Lee Hewes, the originators of this beautiful unconference, my husband Andy Hanes, my two incredibly supportive colleagues, Frannie Morrissey and Jennifer Robinson, I wouldn’t have … More PLSMBaltimore