I recently read a great article from the TeachThought blog by Terry Heick on ‘Failing Forward: 21 Ideas to Help Students Keep their Momentum’ Many of these you will know others you might want to try. Number 2 on the list is one of my favorites – ‘Use Project-Based Learning’ – Technology can be a huge part of engaging students and providing opportunities to fail and revise.
The Buck Institute for Education is an organization of educational groups that values Project Based Learning (PBL). They provide a ‘one stop shop’ for teachers to gain insight into PBL as well as the resources and examples to do it right! A great example of this can be found on the BIE Resources page. They have the entire implementation of projects including the background, research, assessments and examples. A really fun one for this week being EarthWeek is the ‘Can You Trust the Water?’ PBL. There are tons more to see and investigate on this site. I linked a couple of the most important ones below. If you want help, are interested in trying this or just want to discuss options please email me. Explore the BIE Project Based Learning Site