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The PBL-SEL Connection

This related resource is designed to help you see the PBL-SEL connection after you read the blog post! Imagine being part of a design team to address a real-world challenge: Designing products to help humans based on animal characteristics, saving butterflies from extinction, developing school and classroom libraries that accurately reflect those reading the books, […]

Focus 2020: Systems!

This post is sixth and final in my Focus 2020 series for the new year. Here are the links if you missed the earlier posts: – Executive Function Fuels Goal Achievement – Engagement First; Achievement Will Follow – Encourage Students to “Make It” and “Solve It” – Prioritize Student Choice – Teacher as Curator I don’t […]

Focus 2020: Encourage Students to “Make It” and “Solve It”

This post is third in a series of six to get ready for the new year . . . The year 2020 reminds me of perfect vision! 2019 was a year of many initiatives, goals, and needs; it’s time to put everything in focus. Here are the links if you missed the first or second […]

Design Process Is Just Good For Kids … and the World!

I often hear design process and design thinking mentioned in connection with STEM and STEAM programs; and yes, clearly, if you’re going to solve a design problem, it’s good to have a design process. But the type of methodical thinking involved in design process is just good for everyday life! So build it into everything […]