Project Work Scaffold

There are two schools of thought when it comes to PBL: Start with a large-scale project and fit the specific outcomes within it, or Build toward a larger project with smaller tasks. I love the idea of large projects, but also aim to make my work as accessible as possible for those who want to take it and improve on it. I just don’t see option one working within my traditional classroom of 35 students for one hour a day. The existence of an overarching curriculum only further decreases its accessibility. As for option two, there is an art in equipping students for project …

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On a Smaller Scale

I was watching Saturday morning cartoons when this commercial was aired. High energy music and neon flashes of light are often used to sell car related toys on these stations, but this commercial caught my eye. Upon first viewing, I thought I saw them advertise speeds of  1500 mph I was initially surprised at this huge velocity, but then figured that the station was using a play on units to exaggerate. They never mentioned what the abbreviation “mph” actually stood for–I had assumed miles per hour. I wrote down the name of the toy and made a mental note to write a …

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