Posts by Amber Chandler
Smart Review | Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards
Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Amber Chandler shares why she's giving her copy Bob Lenz's "Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards" to her superintendent.
By: Amber Chandler. Classrooms should be organic, living, breathing entities, not necessarily bound by four walls. Successful 21st century educators not only embrace the growth, innovative, and collaborative mindsets, but also instill those habits and dispositions in their students.
Taking the leap and implementing Project-based Learning can be daunting, but there’s no need to panic or go it alone. Buck Institute of Education is the epicenter of PBL with an amazing number of resources and a community of practitioners who are leaders when it comes to sharing ideas and projects related to PBL and spreading the word about the benefits.
Middle school students need project-based learning environments to compete with the multitude of issues they face in their changing lives. There is nothing quite like the air of excitement when students are learning with their full attention and when they have a purpose for learning.