Inspire Independence

Our students are talented. No surprise there. Every day as I enter my classroom I prepare to challenge and be challenged. As a teacher, I always want to find ways to encourage and inspire my students. But, how many times have you found a class discussion going in a direction you didn’t expect, only to realize that you now have to choose between squashing a great conversation or covering the course content? I think most teachers have had that moment. Project based learning options give schools a place to direct that student interest. To encourage discovery in a student-driven way that is supported by faculty but designed by the student. Such options can be offered within a course, on a semester basis or over a year. Here is a great introduction to PBL: PBL Intro Video

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