Teacher: The Principles For Project-Based Learning
We want to provide you with the best possible experiences when using project-based learning in your classroom. That’s why we created a 3 fantastic tips to make sure you’ll be successful:
1) Change Your Thinking – From Answer Provider To Question Asker
In a world of change and with infinite possibilities of finding the newest information online, it is impossible for a teacher to know everything. Lesson planning can become very exhausting and time consuming for a teacher if it takes up all of your free time.
By changing your thinking about always having to be the one doing the background work you manage to create more time for yourself. Your job shifts from doing all the preparations to asking students leading questions to develop their learning and understanding.
2) Give Students Responsibility Of Their Own Learning
By changing your thinking about your role as a teacher also changes the role of your students. With project-based learning you can engage students in their own learning and it challenges them to work for a joined cause together.
Giving students the responsibility of finding out themselves instead of providing them with ready answers prepares your students with 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem-solving and source criticism.
3) Forget Strict Schedules & Embrace Joy
Learning is always an individual process. Learning with flexible schedules allows every student despite their differences in advancing to develop their skills in their own pace. Flexible schedules give students the opportunity to engage in something they are motivated about for a longer period of time.
It has been said that serious play leads to breakthrough innovations, greater creativity and greater productivity. When students are having fun and they are motivated, they are opening doors to the unknown and within this process they learn. It is the kind of learning that allows you to navigate through unknown areas, make unusual connections, and achieve new goals in unforeseen ways.
Dreaming and then doing – it’s what we’re all about at Dreamdo Schools. Follow these tips and you and your students will be the gurus of PBL. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at. We are happy to help.
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