project based learning

All You Need is Enthusiasm, Part II

Some time ago, I wrote about being inspired in the classroom, teaching with renewed vigor so that the students would be more engaged in their learning and in their work.  I wanted to take a moment to revisit that original project that I was talking about with my 7th graders.  On that particular day, I had introduced a project to close our study of the Northumbrian Renaissance.  Since I was so excited about all the possibilities for learning and creation, my students were, as well. Actually, I think they left even more enthused than I was.

The Art of Digging History

Tips for Inquiry in the History Classroom

...Or, our third week back at school.  What's been going on in the History room?

Some time ago, I participated in a twitter chat where the discussion turned to student-centered project-based learning.  Some of the participants were skeptical about a student-centered classroom and project-based learning.  The skeptics believed chaos would reign in a student-centered classroom where student inquiry was happening.


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