Archive for the ‘project-based learning’ Category

read How Making an Impact on the World Motivates Students at

Utilizing the motivating purpose of PBL!


Find more in 30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students at

Great stuff for beginners and for those already utilizing it at

Read  about one interesting project in Intercultural Project Based Learning for Students at

Self Assessment is a powerful learning tool.  Read more about one teacher’s experience at


The Results

I’ve only been officially gradeless for less than a quarter, but the results have been astounding. As soon as the students came to understand and be comfortable with the process, my inbox has been continuously flooded with their emails asking me, “What can I do better?” The conversation has completely shifted from getting a grade to learning. It’s been amazing! Similarly, when I communicated this process to students’ families, I thought I would be walking into the lion’s den. Of the 80 families who received that communication, I heard back from only three — and all three said, “Sounds awesome.” All in all, it’s been a wonderful experience, and a true illustration of the power that the written word can have over all of us. (Thank you, Mark Barnes!)


Read about 7 components of PBL that are essential for success in Making Project-Based Learning Essential With the Essential Fluencies at  Specifically, read about:

  • Real-World Oriented
  • Relevant
  • Collaborative
  • Involves Knowledge Quests
  • Media-Driven
  • Creative
  • Assessment-Aligned