Ok. By now, you might be thinking, “Yeah, this all seems great, but how IN THE WORLD do I manage all of this??” I get it. It can be overwhelming to think about how to implement authentic projects that showcase student voice, choice, and research all while assessing standards and skills. Shew! Am I right?
Well, the last key to project based learning in a middle school language arts classroom is continued feedback and critique of student ideas which helps to solve this problem!
The successful implementation of this key will help you to manage project based learning by:
So, how do you incorporate continual feedback and critique of student ideas in a unit:
This is an easy one to incorporate! You are already incorporating student choice projects in your first unit of the year. All you have to do is schedule 3-4 of these strategies and you’ll be set!
What else can you do to implement project-based learning in your classroom? Let me help.
Project-based learning solves the dreaded-"Why do I have to learn this?"
Develop life long readers and learners because they are always asking questions!
Make definite connections to reading!