4 Habit-Forming Rituals to Start & Grow Your PBL This School Year
Most times when we start down the path of Project Based Learning, we take it slowly, tackling 2-4 projects in our first year. That’s a great idea because it gives us a chance to run a project, reflect, retool, and go again, without overwhelming ourselves or our students. But often, I’m asked by go-getter teachers what should/could be done in those in-between times. They recognize that kids gain skills, knowledge, and general “want-to” attitudes the more we offer great PBL opportunities.
But they also recognize that burn-out is a real thing their first couple of years. So as we are building up our repertoire of PBL units, is there anything we can do to sustain that energy, independent mindset, and personal academic and social growth in our students?
Absolutely! There are several things we can do every single day that aren’t technically PBL that will support your PBL mindset. Also note, that these can — and perhaps ought — to also exist during your PBL units.