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Anatomy of a Project: Houses

In the fall, I committed to trying out doing projects more with the kids and we tried a few things had one real success. With all out outside commitments, we have had to dial back and simplify and drop all the “extras” projects (we’re still doing some math and writing projects), but I wanted to back up and blog about our resources and the way this tiny germ spread down rabbit trails. 1,171 more words


The End of Term is Near!

Dear Students, Family, and Friends,

It is so important to keep your stress levels low with exercise, a healthy diet, good sleep, and relaxation as we near the end of term. 104 more words

20Time Project – Update #1

This post is part of an occasional series documenting my entry into project-based learning. This semester, my freshmen will participate in a 20Time project, a 12-week experience where they choose a worthwhile project to complete (somewhat) on their own using 20 percent of our class time. 793 more words

Inspired to Lean in and Learn #FETC!

This past week I was privileged to enjoy some professional development at #FETC in Florida with thousands of other amazing #edtech leaders and our HCOS curriculum consultant Natalie Sing! 517 more words


15 Common PBL Mistakes | mistake #15: a strategy that's THE panacea

I have the best job in the world. On a regular basis, I’m given the extraordinary fortune to talk with teachers who are embarking on a PBL journey with their students. 599 more words

LifePractice PBL

What is the main role of a teacher in a PBL classroom?


β€œThe teacher should be the coach, model, supporter, encourager, expectation setter, and cheerleader.”

When you start thinking about the way in which teachers are operating in the classroom these days, a number of interesting words seem to come up in the conversation. 800 more words


Creativity: The Art Lost to Testing

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a few of my colleagues here at school about the amount this article of testing that goes on that the State is requiring. 527 more words