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  • Mrs. B's avatar
    I'd be really grateful if you could help me with this research question:
    What are some of the most toxic ideas you've heard about teaching that many still seem to believe? Personal opinions are fine - it's just a brainstorming session - so please allow for different views. For example:
    1. It's not possible to be a great teacher without being a workaholic / Being less than a workaholic means you must be compromising on something to the detriment of your students.
    2. Great teachers are just born that way.

    Thanks so much for your support.
    I'd be really grateful if you could help me with this research question:
    What are some of the most toxic ideas you've heard about teaching that many still seem to believe? Personal opinions are fine - it's just a brainstorming session - so please allow for different views. For example:
    1. It's not possible to be a great teacher without being a workaholic / Being less than a workaholic means you must be compromising on something to the detriment of your students.
    2. Great teachers are just born that way.

    Thanks so much for your...
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    • Mrs. B - Just googled it. Interesting.

      • Yesterday
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      • Mr. Houser - I think that the term great has a sense of self in it that detracts from what teachers are really trying to accomplish (IMHO). I do have to say that a successful teacher is one who leads from the heart. A teacher should not be that cognizant of the time invested in what they are trying to accomplish as much as providing the best opportunities for the students to grow. As well, I don't think teachers should limit themselves only to the resources provided by the district. It is surprising what sources of assistance are out there for the teacher who will seek them out. And more...
        • Yesterday
      • Mr. Houser - Sorry for the above soapbox. To piggyback on what was stated above, I agree to the extent that teachers have to be experts at children more than the content they teach, and teaching should essentially be their calling to stick with it as a career. I am a second career teacher. I was a chemist and engineer for 13 yeard, and next year will be my 17th as a teacher.

        • Yesterday
      • Mr. Artis - Here is the June 2015 Episode of Tar Heel Teachers. We discuss a Monroe Class President being pulled from the graduation line because of fake tickets, how the NC Senate Budget Proposal affects teachers, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System recruiting teachers using Craigslist. Also, each co-host shares great strategies with the audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elJILr4BiZc

        • Jun 25, 2015
      • Pallavi Chauhan - Hi All, I am looking for some activities/ techniques on Group discussions and Personal Interviews. If you have any cool ideas then please share with me.

        • Jun 24, 2015
      • Project Based Learning - Welcome to PBL World 2015!

        Throughout the week, our annual conference is going on in Napa, CA. Follow along on all of our social media channels, especially the Project Based Learning community on Google+ (LINK: http://bit.ly/1eNrRaU) and the #PBLWorld hashtag on Twitter. We'll be sharing our keynoters, learning, and more.

        • Jun 22, 2015
      • Ms. Garcia - Just posted some ideas for project management. Also, if interested, look at the PBL page. I have posted most of my PBL units for middle-school science.

        • Jun 19, 2015
      • Mr. Wanstall - Thx Mariana ...

        • Jun 20, 2015
      • Mr. Wanstall - Can someone send the group code?

        • Jun 20, 2015
      • Ms. Garcia - The group code for which group? If you are looking for the PBL community you would find it under Communities>Discover New Communities>Publisher

        • Jun 20, 2015
      • Project Based Learning - Watch "Supporting English Learners in Project Based Learning"!

        BIE's Gina Olabuenaga talks with teachers from BIE National faculty about an elementary school project, "Digging for Dinos” (LINK: http://bie.org/x3et), and how teachers scaffolded it for English Learners. Share this with a teacher!

        • Jun 16, 2015
      • Ms. Biebel - Hi,

        I'm looking to do more project based learning this year. I feel comfortable with the delivery, assessment, and management of PBL, but I always struggle coming up with ideas! Can someone help me come up with the project idea for my first science and math unit? Our first science unit is cells and the students only need to know plant and animal cell parts and their functions and compare and contrast the two. Our first math unit is adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators (using algorithms and models). Comparing/ordering fractions,
        more...
        • Jun 13, 2015
      • Mrs. McElroy - The fraction unit should be pretty easy to find ideas for. I always tend to go back to blueprint type projects when doing fractions. It could be as simple as giving the students grid paper where each square instead of being 1 foot might be 1/2 foot or even 1/3 of a foot, and then giving specific requirements for creating a blueprint of a home, or even designing a playground space, or something larger like an amusement park. You can combine that with research as well where they actually have to find the items they are placing in their park and get exact measurements, etc... more...
        • Jun 18, 2015
    • Ms. Stephens - Looking for Service Learning PBL for middle school. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

      • Jun 7, 2015
  • Mr. Artis's avatar
    Here is the June 2015 Episode of Tar Heel Teachers. We discuss a Monroe Class President being pulled from the graduation line because of fake tickets, how the NC Senate Budget Proposal affects teachers, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System recruiting teachers using Craigslist. Also, each co-host shares great strategies with the audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elJILr4BiZc
  • Pallavi Chauhan's avatar
    Hi All, I am looking for some activities/ techniques on Group discussions and Personal Interviews. If you have any cool ideas then please share with me.
  • Project Based Learning's avatar
    Welcome to PBL World 2015!

    Throughout the week, our annual conference is going on in Napa, CA. Follow along on all of our social media channels, especially the Project Based Learning community on Google+ (LINK: http://bit.ly/1eNrRaU) and the #PBLWorld hashtag on Twitter. We'll be sharing our keynoters, learning, and more.
  • Ms. Garcia's avatar
    Just posted some ideas for project management. Also, if interested, look at the PBL page. I have posted most of my PBL units for middle-school science.
    • Mr. Wanstall - Thx Mariana ...

      • Jun 20, 2015
    • Mr. Wanstall - Can someone send the group code?

      • Jun 20, 2015
    • Ms. Garcia - The group code for which group? If you are looking for the PBL community you would find it under Communities>Discover New Communities>Publisher

      • Jun 20, 2015
  • Project Based Learning's avatar
    Watch "Supporting English Learners in Project Based Learning"!

    BIE's Gina Olabuenaga talks with teachers from BIE National faculty about an elementary school project, "Digging for Dinos” (LINK: http://bie.org/x3et), and how teachers scaffolded it for English Learners. Share this with a teacher!
  • Ms. Biebel's avatar
    Hi,

    I'm looking to do more project based learning this year. I feel comfortable with the delivery, assessment, and management of PBL, but I always struggle coming up with ideas! Can someone help me come up with the project idea for my first science and math unit? Our first science unit is cells and the students only need to know plant and animal cell parts and their functions and compare and contrast the two. Our first math unit is adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators (using algorithms and models). Comparing/ordering fractions, equivalent fractions, and converting mixed numbers/improper fractions are also included. Any ideas? Please help! I really want to run with this, but I just struggle with coming up with the ideas!
    Hi,

    I'm looking to do more project based learning this year. I feel comfortable with the delivery, assessment, and management of PBL, but I always struggle coming up with ideas! Can someone help me come up with the project idea for my first science and math unit? Our first science unit is cells and the students only need to know plant and animal cell parts and their functions and compare and contrast the two. Our first math unit is adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators (using algorithms and models). Comparing/ordering fractions,...
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    • Mrs. McElroy - The fraction unit should be pretty easy to find ideas for. I always tend to go back to blueprint type projects when doing fractions. It could be as simple as giving the students grid paper where each square instead of being 1 foot might be 1/2 foot or even 1/3 of a foot, and then giving specific requirements for creating a blueprint of a home, or even designing a playground space, or something larger like an amusement park. You can combine that with research as well where they actually have to find the items they are placing in their park and get exact measurements, etc... more...
      • Jun 18, 2015
  • Ms. Stephens's avatar
    Looking for Service Learning PBL for middle school. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
    • Mrs. Macke - This past year I asked my students if they had the power to change their school/community. We had just finished reading "A Long Walk to Water." That was in October and by December my classes were developing and I acting 14 service based projects. Some of the best include a garden, a school clothing store, packages of care, military support, and a community mural that tells the history of our county. I used BIE to help with organization and rubrics/grading.

      • Jun 14, 2015
  • Project Based Learning's avatar
    Find out what's going on at BIE throughout June! (LINK: bit.ly/1JwBE84)

    Learn about our new book, Gold Standard PBL, PBL World and Academies, upcoming Google+ Hangouts on Air, and a great deal on our PBL 101 Workbook. Share this post with friends and teachers!
  • Mr. Artis's avatar
    Here is the May 2015 Episode of Tar Heel Teachers! We discuss scarce playground time because of crowded Charlotte schools as well as the NC Board approving 17 new charter schools for 2016. We are joined by 4 members of the Governor's Teacher Network & Robert Wilson (NC Lt. Governor Candidate).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZAKa2qyXfo
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