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Cultivating a Spirit of Celebration

“Celebration is to the culture of a school ‘what the movie is to the script, the concert to the score, and the dance is to the values that are difficult to express in any other way.’” 624 more words


Teaching with Engaging Tasks

Engaging Tasks are an easy-to-implement, real world learning strategy that, when implemented well, many students find very motivating. An Engaging Task tells a little story (only a paragraph or so!) that gives the students a reason for doing the work. 29 more words

Motivating Underachievers

I Love STEM Teachers! Siemens STEM Academy, Aug 2014

It has been an honor to be the opening keynote today at the Siemens STEM Academy at Discovery Education’s Head Quarters right outside of Washington DC in Silver Springs, Maryland. 196 more words

LifePractice PBL

The Maker Movement Reinvents Learning for the Knowledge Society

Scientia potentia est – Knowledge is power. This saying is now more true than ever. Why? Because the industrial society we were inhabiting not too long ago has seamlessly turned into a… 531 more words

Learning by Doing: is education policy getting it right?

Lisa Freiburg, Kericho 2014 Fellow

Back at my usual job in Germany in the international education policy sector, I spend most of my days behind a screen reading, writing and talking about the importance of skills development for youth. 540 more words

Balloon Kenya Summer Programme 2014

An Essentials List For Your PBL Classroom

In my travels working with teachers about how to create their full-on Project Based Learning environments, I’m frequently asked what sorts of “stuff” do I need to have on hand as kids are building and solving various… 783 more words

LifePractice PBL

About A Summer of Dreams…

In the last year I have reviewed activities put together for kids. Apart from having a 21st century kid at home, I love kids! I believe they have abilities and potentials that need to be nurtured and developed. 837 more words