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
Well, the school year has begun and I am beginning to get panicked about how much I want to do. I certainly do not have to do all of the things on my list, but I really want to do them! #1 on my list right now (besides teaching my students, of course) is Project … More Too Much to “Due”, So Little Time!
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This blog post is probably not written for you, even though you may have stumbled across it accidentally thanks to your search engine. This blog post isn’t even written for the people who follow me on Twitter, although a few of those do just happen to be in the group…
Let me begin by emphatically stating that my last few days at PBL World 2013 were truly inspiring! All of it was inspiring, truly it was. However, I must admit that on the 4th day, I was confused, at some points irritated even, after Yong Zhao gave an incredibly thought-provoking keynote speech. I was not … More Why Am I Struggling with Assessing Creativity?
Wow. Wowee, really is all I can say. Today has ben an incredible ride. I began with being nervous about whether or not I would meet new people. I quickly decided to let that go and just allow the day to bring what it would bring because it always does regardless of my worries. We started … More PBL World 2013…and It’s Only Day 1!
I have been learning about project based learning for the past two and a half years. I have read blogs, studied various websites proclaiming to teach it, participated in live chats, taken online classes, followed Twitter feeds, talked to teachers teaching PBL, and repeated that process again and again and again. Still I had questions: … More Project Based Learning…I Think We Really Did It!
My Project Based Writing Journey with ancient Egypt.