Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I used to think PBL was...

I tried PBL at the end of the year and I failed.  Here is why.

  • I did not give the students enough time to process the information
  • I did not coach the groups along the way, I trained each job and released them too soon
  • I did not give the students a real world anchor to go back to.
  • It was an extension not the main lesson so the students were not thoroughly engaged.

My goals for PBL next year...
  • Start smaller and let the students experience failure and give them guidance for correcting mistakes but don't correct the mistakes for them.
  • Give the students more time to explore and process information before assigning the project
  • Let my students soar.  Set high expectations and give them time to reach them.

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