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What Are The Advantages of Project Based Learning?

student-centered learning, experiential learning

“Project based learning transforms students by inspiring them to think differently about themselves as learners, collaborators, and leaders.” Buck Institute for Education

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Want to Engage Students in Problem Solving?

experiential learning, service learning

Project based learning (PBL) is a dynamic approach that is used both in the classroom and the outside community. Students actively explore real-world problems and challenges, many of their own choosing, in which they engage in an extended investigation that leads to deeper learning competencies.

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Why Schools Need to Change

student-centered learning, experiential learning, future of work

In the early 1800s, the Industrial Revolution did more than just change the way we manufactured products. It changed the way the United States approached education. The thought was that school could prepare students for work in a factory. The emphasis was on teaching skills that were deemed necessary to become positive contributors to an industrialized world.

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Why Cognitive Changes Direct the Way Teens Learn

experiential learning, adolescent development

As educators, we need to understand how the social and emotional changes that occur in adolescents affect the learning experience. The fact that teenagers want much more autonomy over their learning than younger students directly influences the culture of the classroom and teaching. Cognitive growth – changes to the functioning and structure of the brain – is a significant factor in how teens learn.

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What To Do With a Smart Teen Who Is Coasting

experiential learning, motivating teens

Parents are rightly concerned when they see that their teens are not challenged or engaged in their education. Teens who coast through high school can’t build the foundation they need to be successful later. If teens are doing well enough to get by but are not living up to their full potential, they’re not getting what they need.

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