PBL for Equity & Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

How do we respond to struggling learners, including those with disabilities, when they just can’t seem to get it? The unfortunate fact is that we too often double down on ineffective “skill and drill” approaches that fail to engage them, rather than considering different routes to learning. The consequences are profound:  struggling learners experience cumulative frustration with no relief in sight and schools perpetuate different tracks of education for students, one focused on the development of foundational skills and the other attending to content learning as well as to the full range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for 21st century success.

There is a better way.