Tag Archives: Project Based Learning

Pulse of PBL: NPR Radio Interview

Recently Matinga and I were honored to be guests on Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside to talk about our book: Pulse of PBL. We discussed what teachers and students are facing as we start the school year and how a combination of PBL and SEL can bring out kids greatest potential. Our interview starts around the 12:00 minute mark.

We discuss coping skills that kids need post-Covid to understand themselves and get along with others. True equity is when we honor all kids strengths. PBL is the vessel to teach these SEL skills as kids participate in authentic learning. I also share a bit about our Grand Rapids Civil Rights podcasts project.

Learn with me!

If you are interested in how your school can use a PBL framework to teach SEL skills. I would love to have a conversation on how I can help. I have limited availability for PBL & SEL workshops during the school year so contact me early. Check out my workshop page or drop me an email at mikejkaechele@gmail.com. I would love to chat and co-plan meaningful PD for the educators at your school.

Pulse of PBL

Cultivating Empathy through PBL

I “presented” at the OER Conference for Social Studies last week with this video submission. In this short talk, I answer the question: How do we help students scale to take in global, multicultural perspectives? Using the Monument Project as an example, I share 4 ways to build empathy in students through a project based learning framework. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Free Resources

Matinga and I have released a whole slew of resources from our recent book, Pulse of PBL: Cultivating Equity Through Social Emotional Learning. Sign up for our newsletter for free access to all of the strategies in the book.

Pulse of PBL

Learn with me!

If you are interested in how your school can use a PBL framework to teach SEL skills. I would love to have a conversation on how I can help. I have limited availability for PBL & SEL workshops during the school year so contact me early. Check out my workshop page or drop me an email at mikejkaechele@gmail.com. I would love to chat and co-plan meaningful PD for the educators at your school.