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My New Video – Teaching Fundamentals: Project Based Learning

It has been months in the making. It involved outlines, script writing, read throughs with my producer, and a very chilly day in the studio, but it is finally finished! Take a look at the content and let me know what you think. It was a great experience, learning all of the behind the scenes […]

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The Top Ten Ways to Fake an Authentic Classroom

The word authenticity is used frequently in today’s 21st century eduspeak with self-proclaimed gurus, ninjas, and experts. Thus, we must be careful as to whose advice we follow. Since I wrote a book on authentic learning experiences, I would certainly consider myself as an authenticity expert. However, for years, I wrongly thought I provided my […]

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Is Your Project Just a Research Paper in Disguise?

In keeping with the theme from my last post on the 30 second PSA as a final product, I thought I would tackle another subset of PBL products: the faux creation. When I coach teachers who are designing their first authentic PBL experiences, I tell them to ask the question, “Is my required product simply […]