First of all, what is Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Introduction to Project Based Learning (PBL) So, what exactly is project based learning?  The Buck Institute for Education defines project based learning as “…a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge” (What is PBL? (n.d.). Retrieved January 2, 2017, from http://www.bie.org/about/what_pbl ).  In simple terms, project based learning is meaningful learning that causes students to ask questions, investigate, teach each other, usually affects a student personally,  and deals with “real world concerns and essential understandings ( Kraus, Boss 2013). I definitely admire the Buck Institute’s work...

Welcome

Welcome to PBLinthefifth, an upper elementary blog that covers all aspects of project based learning. I will be writing about topics that are “real” to me in this process of becoming a project based learning teacher. It has not been easy to say the least! I am sure you have seen many post about project based learning from the experts. I want this blog to be different. I want to give you real-life experiences that I have learned lessons from…and I want to hear yours! I am definitely no expert, but I hope you can take something good away from this blog, and I also hope I can learn from...