After having taught in traditional schools for several years, I switched to a project based learning school two years ago. I discovered that building projects was a strength of mine I never knew I had! Now, I wouldn't teach any other way.
I prefer to set projects up for kids and let them do the learning. I leave breadcrumbs along the way to help pave their path to the learning goals, but they do all the work. Project based learning requires a lot of front-loading, but then, I can step back and let the students learn. I guide them and facilitate their learning process, but in the end, they come to their own conclusions, not mine.
Presenter at NewTech Network's Annual Conference on project based learning.
Bachelor of Arts in English from Colorado State University (creative writing concentration) Master's of Education in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University
I am a married mother of two and my family is the reason I do what I do.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Science, Biology, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Educational Administration & Policy, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education