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October 28, 2014
For Gold Standard PBL, What Matters Most for Teachers?

by Suzie Boss
National Faculty

What helps students succeed with Project Based Learning? Although a handful of kids are capable of tackling in-depth inquiry on their own (meet Jack Andraka), most students depend on teachers to guide them through the learning experience. So at the risk of adding another acronym to the pot, I think it’s worth focusing on PBT—Project Based Teaching.

As the Buck Institute for Education defines a new gold standard for Project Based Learning, the role of the teacher is getting deliberate attention. (BIE Executive Director John Mergendoller explains the rationale for #goldstandardpbl in a previous post and also in this Edutopia interview.)

For more than a decade, I’ve been interviewing teachers about the deliberate shifts they are making in classroom practice. What motivates teachers to move away from traditional, textbook-and-test-based instruction and adopt PBL? Some say they want an approach...

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