Ok, that might not be the right title, but Rachel Hollis (author of the bestselling book Girl, Wash Your Face) has inspired me ideas about how we can use reflection to better ourselves as educators. In this post I want to build off my last post with teacher reflection tips, to share another time-efficient tip […]
Not sure what an Exhibition is? I got you covered-check out my 4 part blog series HERE. We all know teachers are the most resourceful people on earth! Here are my top 5 exhibition hacks from this month’s PBL newsletter that you can try THIS Open House: Save that wood! Check out all the things […]
Hi, this is Jenny with crafted, just here to give you a couple quick tips about student collaboration, it’s something that I get a lot of questions about within project-based learning So, just want to give you a couple ideas that you can play around with and then provide you with quite a few resources […]
Hi, this is Jenny with crafted, I want to address a really common question that I get which has to do with what we call an acronym soup and that is what is the difference between a driving question and essential question in enduring understanding. So, enduring understanding is what I call like the big […]
Wondering how to give students voice and choice in a project, without leading to total chaos and more work for you?! Check out my recent post for Teaching Channel: Small but Mighty to learn more!
Full confession: when I was in the classroom the project launch was always an afterthought. I would spend 10-20 hours planning a project that I thought would engage my students and provide them with the opportunity to build valuable skills and master content; and by the time that was done I was exhausted! As I […]
This spring was filled with wonderful opportunities to connect with educators seeking to dive into progressive classroom practices. Despite each of their hopes for exploring innovative methodologies such as Project Based Learning, Design Thinking or Maker Education, we as educators all shared one thing in common: we face many barriers in this important work. Barriers […]
Hey Local CraftED Community, Check out the OC Summer PBL Institute hosted by yours truly! Register today! This 2 day institute will provide step-by-step guidance and hands-on support for designing high quality projects driven by NGSS and that incorporate STEM best practices. We will dive into topics such as the role of standards, designing authentic […]
Lesson: Preparing Students for TED Talks Teacher Moves Student Outcomes Show 3-4 models of TED Talks to the class. Ask students to analyze speakers by using the essential question “what makes for an effective TED talk?”. You may also consider using a Visible Thinking Routine to frame student thinking. Chart student responses and narrow down […]
Check out Jenny’s article for ASCD for practical tips on how to help students provide valuable feedback on final products and/or improve the prototyping process.