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Why a Public Service Announcement May Not Be the Best PBL Product

Often, when I work with teachers, I find them resorting to requiring a Public Service Announcement as a final product for the project. Immediately, a red flag goes up on my radar. While a PSA may be one of several final products, only requiring a PSA leaves a lot of open holes when it comes […]

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Celebrating My New Blog: A Book Giveaway!

I’ve blogged over the years for a variety of organizations and colleagues. However, I’ve never committed to a full-time blog of my own. Lately, I’ve found myself tweeting an assortment of one liners that I’ve thought I should turn into full length blog posts. So, I decided to take the plunge! I’ve officially become a […]

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Let’s Shift The Conversation Away From Failure

There has been a lot of talk in the education world about allowing students to fail. I’ve seen quotes about “failing forward” and “fail stands for first attempt in learning.” While, I am certain that those that espouse failure are doing so in order to teach students to not give up, I would like to […]

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Sharing Stories: Authentic Learning Experiences

Originally Published by MiddleWeb in Oct. 2013 (Modifications from the original have been made in this updated version) I frequently ask my fourth-grade daughter: “What did you learn in school today?” In response I often hear, “I don’t know” or “nothing much.” Disappointed, I long for the day when she tells me a spontaneous story […]