Guided Writing Independent Writing For each stage you will find a specific strategy to use in your lessons. Each strategy can be used as a stand-alone lesson or at intervals during other stages. Modeled Writing A think aloud about strategies Utilizes a problem-solving approach Can be used to teach a specific element of language Modeled writing is the first step in teaching writing to children.
Would love your feedback on the process in the comments! Look, Listen and Learn I never had the idea in mind for another education book. In fact, after Empower I personally wanted to take a break from writing books, and spend some more time in other forms of creating podcasts, videos etc.
It was early summer when I was doing a workshop in Texas. A few of the teachers were talking about how they wanted to get started with Genius Hour but felt like it was a big jump.
I talked to them about starting first with a design sprint or a smaller project-based unit. What unit do I begin with? How long should it be? What does the process look like? How will I grade the kids work?
Or do I only grade the process? What am I going to be doing while they are working on their project?
Luckily, I had an amazing mentor teacher who could help walk me through these steps and support the risk. I realized not all of us have that crutch that I had to lean on. The following week in New York, teachers shared some of the same questions, fears, and thoughts. It was after this discussion that I started asking a lot of questions.
Who was doing PBL well? I had seen it in various forms all around the world and in my own school, but how did it look different in 1st grade versus 8th grade?
What were effective practices in planning PBL experiences?
How did different teachers manage the PBL process? What were some effective ways to assess PBL? How did the frameworks that I know and use design thinking, inquiry cycle, Buck Institute Gold Standard compare and contrast?
What were the non-negotiables for a successful PBL experience? Was it better to plan PBL from scratch? Should you start with something already created that has worked in other classrooms? What are some of the pitfalls shared across the board?
What resources are already available for teachers that share these best practices and next practices for Project-Based Learning? I looked at research connected to PBL success and failure, read through books and journal articles, viewed a number of longer pieces around PBL, and talked to folks in many different grade levels with varying experiences.
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