Barbara shares why bringing joy back into learning helps students deepen understanding of concepts. Students can use authentic performance assessments and technology to help them improve achievement.
People tend to sabotage themselves when they don’t think they can change. It is easier to go back to what they are used to. This post is about why teachers sabotage projects. Change is not easy, but it is rewarding. Start small with one project.
Barbara shares professional development days at Garfield Elementary school in San Leandro Unified School District and explains that the tech team really did their job. This is how coaching is supposed to work.
Students may be doing better on IQ tests but their creativity level is declining. We need to change our mindset about what students need to learn to be productive 21st century citizens.
Barbara shares why may not realize we are all still thinking in the box and refers to Seth Godin’s blog about questioning the decision before the decision.
Barbara shares the power of We Think and how sharing ideas is how all of us will succeed.
Barbara shares a video on an anti-creativity checklist and then explains why a creative classroom engages students in the learning process.
This post talks about change and how long it takes to change school culture. Barbara is working on a change process that she will share while learning what works. It is more than creating projects or integrating technology to change teaching and learning.
Project-based learning is an approach to learning focusing on developing a product or creation. The project may or may not be student-centered, problem-based, or inquiry-based. We need to prepare our children now for their future.