What a privilege it is to be a guest blogger for my friend, April! We both have a passion for project based learning and I always learn from her PBL blog posts.
I’m Sandy Cangelosi. I share my technology tips, ideas for project based learning, and resources for your classroom at Sweet Integrations. I’m now retired from many years of teaching at the middle school and elementary levels.
Project-based learning is a whole different type of learning activity. Students think outside of the box during PBL, so how do you assess them? A test at the end of the project doesn’t seem sufficient with all of the work they’ve put in researching and problem-solving for their project.
This is why I use rubrics & self assessments during my project-based learning activities!
One thing that I always try to pride myself on as a teacher (and as a person) is staying positive. In fact, one time a student told me, “The more boring the topic, Mrs. Veise, the more excited you are!” Um, yeah. Guilty. I will get happy, jump-up-and-down excited for the most boring of topics, including grammar (for more about how I make grammar interesting, see this post). If you pretend it’s fun for long enough,
I LOVE holidays, and my students do too! We celebrate Valentine’s week with a math PBL and every Valentine’s day reading passage, science experiment, and writing prompt I can think of to go with it! Here are some major reasons why you should use project-based learning with your students this Valentines Day week!
I’m excited that today Kristin, a special education teacher, will be sharing her first attempt at STEM with her students! It’s always great to have a fresh perspective on the blog! I hope you all enjoy reading this post as much as I did!
Hello, this is Kristin Muse from Samson’s Shoppe. I am a middle school special education teacher. In my department, subject areas switch from year to year but I have consistently taught seventh-grade self-contained science and reading for ten years.
Guys, I’ve been pulling recipes of of Pinterest and meal planning for so many years. I used to love pinning recipes, but now I’m so over it. I make what seems like a million decisions every day and I want to just come home, relax, and enjoy my babies!
When another teacher told me she was getting meals delivered, I was so excited to try it! I’ve always been so skeptical of these type of services because I’m so picky.