Building a PBL Culture Is Aligned to Standards!

In her recent blog "Making PBL Accessible to All: Building a Collaborative Culture" Erin Starkey shared how the time spent building a positive class culture supported student learning beyond the content standards embedded in each PBL unit. 

Clearly, the Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practice of “Build the Culture” focusing on student independence and growth, open-ended inquiry, team spirit, and attention to quality is crucial. However, in my instructional coaching and professional development work I hear teachers across the country say, “But doing that takes time away from all the content I have to cover!"