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Lesson Impossible: SEL and PBL

I have returned to the classroom, teaching 6th grade math at a local middle school this year. The craziness of that combined with my big project: an upcoming book on the intersection of PBL and SEL has meant less time blogging. I hope to get back to it more soon.

In the meantime, I was a guest on another amazing podcast that you should subscribe to: Lesson Impossible.

In our conversation we discuss:

1️⃣ Responding to school and community needs, such as reacting to an ICE raid, or helping farmers choose their next potato crops

2️⃣ Giving students agency and hope for the future, such as a Chemistry, English, US History project looking at poverty in America or returning the rapids to Grand Rapids

3️⃣ Making it work by providing structure, connecting to standards, learning from mistakes, adapting year-to-year, and having the students ask rather than the adults

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Interested in more SEL and PBL tips? I will continue to offer virtual and in person coaching and workshops throughout the school year outside of my teaching commitments.

The Missing Link in PBL: SEL

Recently I chatted with Rola Tibshirani on her podcast The Missing Link (episode #108) about how Social and Emotional Learning is the pulse that gives life to PBL. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

Interested in more SEL and PBL tips? I will continue to offer virtual and in person coaching and workshops throughout the school year outside of my teaching commitments.