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Need an Engaging Project? Look at Current Events.

Since my last post, the world is in severe distress with the US reporting more cases than China, the UK prime minister Boris Johnson testing positive and foreigners being barred from entering China. Although my family and I have residential permits, we cannot go back to our second home. However, the learning must continue and even though this really is an anxious and surreal time in our history it is a huge learning opportunity for our students. Title: When a Current Event Project = Coronavirus Author: Sarah Field Source: PBL Works Link: https://www.pblworks.org/blog/when-current-event-project-coronavirus Some key points: 1. Engaging projects are caused by current events. Students are being

Remote Learning? Project-Based Learning can still happen!

By now, a large proportion of students around the globe are faced with remote learning, with students having a range of accessibility to online resources. However, project-based learning can still be applied in such circumstances due to its focus on real, authentic problems. This week’s The Sunday Pause article looks at how PBL can still be used in such circumstances. Here are 5 key take aways form this article. Title: School Closures? Using PBL in Remote Learning Author: Ben Owens Source: PBL Works Link: https://www.pblworks.org/blog/beyond-worksheet-packet-pbl-projects-adapt-remote-learning 1. The author mentioned that PBL is tough in a remote learning environment due to the high level of

Education, the World Economic Forum and the 21st century.

Introducing The Sunday Pause. Sunday’s are usually the days I really knuckle down on the planning for the week. However, before my daughters wake up and I’ve got a moment to myself, I pour myself a coffee and read articles that I bookmarked throughout the week. These articles can sometimes influence my planning for the week. Title: What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? Author: Jenny Soffel Source: World Economic Forum Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/ This week’s article is a very short read to clarify what 21st-century skills are and how we can develop them in our classes. Here are my 5 key take-aways: 1. There is a gap be

Student Engagement Problems? Perhaps we can look at the Arts.

Introducing The Sunday Pause. Sundays are usually the days I really knuckle down on the planning for the week. However, before my daughters wake up and I’ve got a moment to myself, I pour myself a coffee and read articles that I bookmarked throughout the week. These articles can sometimes influence my planning for the week. Title: Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic Source: The Atlantic Author: Jessica Lahey This week’s is a particular favourite of mine since it is so applicable and can make a world of difference to your student engagement. Here are 5 key points I got from it: 1. You are the symbol of the subject. Whenever the student hears about your subject, generally your image will pop

 

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