Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
Are you looking for a new way to keep your students engaged and motivated?
Today we’re going to be talking about how to use project-based learning in the classroom.
I fell in love with project-based learning when I first started teaching. As a student, I would always ask my teachers these questions: “when would I use this, and why do I need to know it?”
Does this sound familiar?
I know those questions can be super annoying sometimes, but as a learner, I really did need to understand the real-life application for the skills I was learning!
When we help our students to understand when they will use all the skills we are teaching and to practice skills they’re learning in school in a more life-applicable way, it motivates and encourages them.
Episode 90 Takeaways:
- Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered teaching method that encourages learning through curriculum-based, real-world problems or challenges.
- Project-based learning can help develop skills like communication, teamwork, and leadership.
- Learning should be fun for all students.
- As students find solutions to challenges, they build confidence.
- Your role is to be a facilitator or guide.
- Your students should be challenged but ultimately able to succeed.
Project-based learning is so much fun, and it’s really easy to add into your classroom a little at a time.
Check out our Valentine’s Project-Based learning resource and see how it works in your classroom!
I’d love to know what other ideas you come up with, so head over to our Instagram @notsowimpyteacher to share those with me!