Move from projects to Project Based Learning. Most
teachers have done projects, but the majority do not use the
defined set of methods associated with high-quality PBL. These
methods include developing a focused question, using solid,
well crafted performance assessments, allowing for multiple
solutions, enlisting community resources, and choosing
engaging, meaningful themes for projects. PBL offers the best
method we have presently for combining inquiry with
accountability, and should be part of every teacher’s repertoire.
See my website or the Buck Institute for methods.
Use the technique: S, W, B, S, T
The Big Bad Wolf
Pigs for dinner
They hid in the brick house.
He went hungry.
To hide from the Nazis
Someone turned her in
She died in a concentration
To control all of Europe
The Allies fought against him
He killed himself when
Germany was defeated.
To sail to India to buy spices
He ran into the Caribbean
He claimed the area for Spain.
To invent the incandescent
His lightbulb blackened (the
It later led to the electron tube,
the basis of the electronics
To be a mathematician
His father wanted him to be a
He combined science and
math to study black holes in
S, W, B, S, T leads to SKILLED paraphrasing, this eliminates copy/paste
Summarizing is a TOP 5 way to raise scores - Marzano
Require a “key quote” from an article
Require them to be noted as ﬁrst or third person
Key quotes are a kind of summary
Key quotes are a State Standard
and Phone Use
Always: Ask First
Tests, hardcore work
might be going down
We may say
not right now
Classic Daily Structure
Project of the day/week
Project of the month