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Why Integrate Classroom Current Events?
I love adding current events to the learning day, and I'm a science teacher! You don't have to be a social studies teacher to find value in dicussing current events with your students. Want to know it's important and beneficial to integrate current events into your non-social studies learning day? Head over to the blog!
Free Student-Led Learning Cheat Sheet for Beginners
Student-led learning is super rewarding for everyone involved, including you and your students. But I want you to get started on the right foot! It can be rewarding AND smooth with the right strategies put into place from the beginning. Grab this free student-led learning guide for those just breaking into student-led learning! #studentledlearning #selfdirectedlearning
11 Experiential Learning Books for Summer Break!
Happy summer break teachers and homeschool parents! It's a great time to recuperate, rest, spend time with family, and so much more! It's also a great time to learn about experiential education and how you might incorporate it into your curriculum next year. It's so challenging to find the time to read or plan beyond the moment when you're in the thick of the school year! So choose a couple of experiential eduation books from the list and read this summer! #experientialearning
Curious About Going Gradeless?
Going gradeless is a hot topic, and now is the time to make the move! The traditional grading system tends to do more damage than it does good. Check out this blog post for the benefits of going gradeless in your school or classroom and some alternatives to the traditional A-F grading system. #gradeless #highschoolteacher
Free Project-Based Learning Training
Do you love the idea of student-led PBL but aren't sure where to begin? This free project-based learning training lays the foundation for getting started with ease. The self-paced digital mini-course has you confidently setting the stage for student-led PBL in your classroom or homeschool in under 1 hour! 🎯 Let's get you enrolled and on your way to deep and meaningful learning! I'll see you in there! #projectbasedlearning
Free Student-Led Learning Guide for High School Teachers
Are you interested in moving toward a learning environment with more autonomy and agency? One where students design and lead learning experiences that are personally meaningful and relevant to their lives? Start here. This free student-led learning guide includes several strategies to support developing student-led learners. Begin to implement now! Click the link to get your free copy now!
High School Water Pollution Lesson Plan: Problem Based Learning
Teaching water pollution to high school students doesn't have to be boring or doom and gloom. The purpose of this problem based learning lesson plan is to get high school students deeply examining the issue of water pollution from agricultural and residential fertilizers. The purpose is to look at the problem from many perspectives and angles, brainstorm a variety of solutions, and present a comprehensive plan to solve or mitigate the problem.
Four Ways to Assess Experiential Learning
How do you assess learning outcomes or evaluate an understanding of the concepts when the approach is experiential? One of those ways is with learning portfolios where students can showcase learning experiences and outcomes. Check out this week's blog post for other ways to assess experiential learning.
Why I Don't Give My Students Worksheets and What I Do Instead
Many teachers would agree that drill-style worksheets aren't the most effective learning tool, yet I see them used ALL the time. Particularly as homework. Why is this? Check out why I don't give that type of worksheet to my students and what I do instead. Head to this blog post for free alternatives to worksheets.
How to Personalize Learning with Personal Learning Plans
Part of using personal learning plans is offering students the chance to grow and evolve. A personal learning plan is not a strict document. It is a work in progress. But how to use a personal learning plan? This blog post will walk you through it step-by-step.
Four Ways to Assess Experiential Learning
This quote is focused on the concept of assessing experiential learning, which can be difficult because experiential learning is not a one-size-fits-all model. So how do you assess in a way that is not one-size-fits-all? With student-led assessments. That is one among many other ways to assess learning. Check out this week's blog post for more details.
The Benefits of Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is a powerful way to learn and comes with some amazing benefits. What benefits arise from personalizing learning, giving students choice, emphasizing reflection, and getting learners involved in real-world learning experiences? Find out here.
Free Learning Outcomes Digital Portfolio for Project-Based Learning
Project-based learning is so much more than a grade. It is all about the experience. This FREE digital portfolio is a great place for students to add and manage learning outcomes from project-based learning experiences. The result is a robust portfolio of self- and teacher-evaluations, reflections, goal and skill-development analysis, evidence of learning, and more. Students can carry this portfolio with them through to job interviews, college interviews, and more. #projectbasedlearning