I love projects. There's something about being curious, about conceptualizing, about struggling to bring that vision to fruition that sends a jolt of adrenaline through me every time. In the classroom, projects help me learn about my students: their questions, their passions and how they learn. Some of you probably teach in project-based learning environments, while others of you may find ways to build them into your curriculums.
However they make it to your classrooms, it's good to remember that projects are another way of helping students not only immerse themselves in learning, but also apply those critical thinking and speaking and listening skills in authentic ways. Whether they're analyzing texts, conducting research, teaching others, or designing something completely new, our learners become innovators who exact Common Core skills when they do.
This week's line-up highlights a few of the project-based videos I come back to again and again. I hope they help spark that "just right" idea for the learning experience your students need!
P.S. We’re getting great feedback on the
who have finished the Challenge tell us that watching the videos has improved their understanding of the Common Core. It’s not too late to join –
P.P.S. Don’t Forget: Daylight savings time ends this Sunday!