Recalibrating Project-Based Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/recalibrating_PBL_IT.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn education, just because everyone claims to be doing something similar doesn’t ensure that they are doing it well…or the even the same.   Project-based learning, or PBL, continues to gain momentum in schools and… Continue Reading


Getting Your Feet Wet with Project-based Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/PBL_getting_your_feet_wet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download As human-beings, we tend to learn the most when we are given something to do and a problem to solve. For example, when I visit with schools, I often challenge teachers to search… Continue Reading


Orchestrating Compelling Problems for Students to Solve

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Orchestrating_Compelling_Problems_for_Students.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Young people’s brains are designed to solve problems. Once they are invested in a something challenging, they will often do whatever it takes to work out a solution. One of my own son’s,… Continue Reading


What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Student Motivation and Engagement

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/motivation_engagement_podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs human beings, most of us tend to avoid things that are difficult. For example, I was recently visiting a school where kids were running the mile as part of their physical education class.… Continue Reading


Why We Need More Problems in Education…Not Less

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/We_Need_More_Problems_in_Schools…Not_Less_PODCAST.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA couple of weeks ago, when the weather turned ridiculously cold, I was on my way home from visiting with some teachers in a nearby city when I got a little lost.  My GPS… Continue Reading


Staying Afloat: College and Career Readiness in a Time of Financial Crisis

Even with limited resources, effective educators keep ‘learning afloat’ by making use of free technology tools, school resources, community members, and a little ingenuity to ensure that rigor and relevance don’t drown.       Years ago, when I was younger and… Continue Reading


Poker Chips, Pirate Gold, and Problem Spaces

I visited with an amazing teacher this week that was/is in the process of finishing up Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island with his students.  My first thought: This guy has some guts trying to get seventh graders through a nearly… Continue Reading