I am a Project Based Learning and Social and Emotional Learning Teacher Consultant and a former member of the National Faculty for PBLWorks, leading PBL workshops across the country. My passion is inspiring educators to create SEL infused PBL curriculum for all content areas and grade levels.
My PBL teaching experience includes all secondary grades and core subjects. Over the course of 15 years, I have taught social studies, math, personal finance, STEM, and STEAM classes. I team-taught social studies with English, and math with science in integrated classes. I have taught online college classes and have international experience teaching English in China.
I follow the old adage that “whoever is doing, is learning,” therefore my students direct their own learning through vigorous inquiry. Student “voice and choice” is at the heart of the authentic tasks that my students complete for the local community. They become critically thinking citizens, who question the status quo, solve complex problems, and bring justice and equality to the world. I am convinced that we don’t need to prepare students for “someday,” but that they should be doing meaningful work right now!