Project based learning (PBL) is a dynamic framework in which students actively investigate problems and develop deeper levels of knowledge through self-directed, hands-on application. Introduction Download the White Paper Throughout the history of US public education, policy makers have varied on the goal of education – from developing students as democratic citizens to preparing them for a global economy (Labaree, 1997). No matter the purpose of education, fostering the abil
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This simple video makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills and competencies (collaboration, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be college and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities. #projectbasedlearning #education #personalizedlearning #video #socialization #heart #passion #enrichment #motivation
We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students' expectations constitute the new "rules of engagement" in the relationship that young people want with their schools. Visit www.bigpicture.org or www.leavingtolearn.org for more information. #projectbasedlearning #enrichment #video #education #personalizedlearning #motivation #heart
"Dr. Carson challenged me that the person who has the most control over my life is me. It is time to start thinking really BIG." Check out this interview of a Teen interviewing Dr. Carson about his book You Have A Brain: A Teens Guide to THINK BIG. Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and h
The science of raising happily productive kids with Dr. Dona Matthews February 9, 2015 Podcast with Dona Matthews, Expert Dona Matthews presents ample research regarding how to help children flourish into happy and successful adults. Scott guides the interview across a wide array of vital domains including creativity, flow, standardized testing, growth mindsets and the many myths about intelligence. In this episode you will hear about: A more comprehensive definition of intel
Posted by Mindset Editor on Monday, 19 January 2015 in news and tips items We are pleased to share that Dr. Dweck spoke at TEDxNorrkoping in Sweden! In this November 2014 talk, Dr. Dweck discusses a growth mindset and the power of "yet" in schools. Read a short exerpt from her talk below! "So let's talk about equality. In our country, there are groups of students who chronically underperform,for example, children in inner cities, or children on Native American reservations.
By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, students meditate during Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School in Portland, Ore. The year-long course is one of a growing number of programs that are incorporating mindfulness, yoga and meditation into school curriculums to bring socio-emotional benefits to students. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settl
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, a former classroom teacher and school administrator, is a widely known speaker and trainer on the use of interactive technology in K-12 education. She is the co-founder (with Will Richardson) of Powerful Learning Practice, LCC, a professional development provider oriented around digital networks, and the co-author of the forthcoming book The Connected Educator (Solution Tree). In this interview with education journalist John Norton, Nussbaum-Beach descr
By Helen Soule Creating a gold-standard for Project Based Learning and then reaching that standard may seem to be a bit like scaling a mountain - at first glance-difficult, very risky, and somewhat mysterious. However, even the tallest mountains can be climbed if you have the right knowledge, skills, tools, and support—and perhaps a little courage. The same can be said for Project Based Learning. We at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills think a lot about skills - so let
What is the purpose of recreation? Should enrichment activities be optional or do we require them? A common goal for both education and recreation is to enhance the lives of people of all ages. Through recreation individuals can find the motivation to lead a productive life. Enrichment activities can help students generate patterns for creative proficiency, build good character, initiate an engaged mode for learning, and find purpose in life. How do enrichment activities gene