If you’re a teacher interested in implementing project-based learning, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why PenPal Schools spoke with our teachers from all over the world to learn how they’ve successfully transitioned to PBL. Here are four steps to get started with PBL in your classroom.
1. Make projects purposeful
“Why are we doing this?” If you hear these words from your students, that’s a sure sign that your PBL could use some improvement. It should be clear to students what they are doing and why. Real-world problems clearly define the purpose of the project. There is a lot of room for creativity here! If you want your students to create a news article, ask them to write for a real news publication. If you want your students to learn about climate change, ask them to solve a real environmental challenge facing your community.