At the heart of veteran educator Lori Elliott's passion for project-based learning is the belief that the more students can actually "live" the content or concept, the more deeply they'll learn the ideas and, in turn, love learning. PBL fosters the real-world skills our students need to thrive in the world outside the classroom. And the best part about PBL? It can happen anywhere. As virtual and distance learning step into the spotlight, teachers need more innovative ways to keep students engaged. Tapping into her twenty-five years of experience, Elliott explores PBL's many benefits and empowers educators who might feel daunted by the prospect of introducing it into their teaching. This accessible book offers practical strategies to implement PBL, including step-by-step instructions for envisioning, overseeing, and evaluating PBL instructional units. Whether you're a new teacher who's curious to learn more about project-based learning or a longtime educator looking to make your units even more amazing, this book is your go-to toolkit.
"Lori provides practical steps, strategies, and valuable tips to make [PBL] not only doable but fun for both you and your students. Reading this book, you'll feel like Lori is sitting right there with you, cheering you on, helping you implement PBL in your classrooms like a pro."
-Matt Halpern, teacher, blogger, author
"If you're looking for THE book to help you get started with project-based learning, look no further! These concepts and strategies, paired with Lori's passion for the subject, make this a must-read selection
for all educators!"
-Adam Peterson, motivational speaker and author of Teach, Play, Learn!
"Lori's voice, passion, and practical experience shine through in this guidebook. She helps teachers understand and internalize PBL thinking in a way that impacts their instruction even when not engaged in a PBL unit."
-Macaire McDonough-Davies, principal, Deerwood Elementary School, Kingwood, Texas