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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.

Using SEL for Equity in PBL

Recently I had so much fun recording an extended interview with Jared O’ Leary at #CSK8 Podcast. I have to admit this is probably my favorite podcast that I have done due to it being a longer format so that we can dive deeper into concepts and ideas. Here’s the description:

In this interview with Mike Kaechele, we discuss dismantling prejudices through projects, how to situate project-based learning within the community and for local impact, what can be learned when a project fails, the difference between projects and recipes, why social and emotional learning (SEL) is important, lessons learned teaching a variety of subject areas, differences between equity and equality in education, and so much more.

I have recorded quite a few podcasts over the years so here’s a complete list if you would like to listen to more:

Pulse of PBL

Interested in learning more about how to teach SEL competencies in a PBL framework? Check out my book with practical strategies to teach, practice, and assess SEL skills while students solve meaningful problems in their community.

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 am scheduling PBL & SEL workshops for this summer right now. 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.

One and done Professional Development is ineffective. Here’s a great little post about questions you should be asking before you hire a consultant. I would be glad to develop a vision with you!