Reflection on SEL Goals + Supportive PBL Culture = Personal Growth

Project Based Learning came into my life when I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a teacher anymore. I was tired of feeling uninspired. I was tired of the boring same ol’, same ol’. I was tired of measuring my success by how quietly my students could sit in their seats. PBL allowed me to place ownership in the hands of students and create an environment that my students wanted to be in… an environment that I wanted to teach in. PBL has transformed my classroom into a space where students authentically engage in the world around them and continuously reflect on their learning. Reflection is an essential project design element of Gold Standard PBL. I believe that reflection is a powerful piece of the educational experience that often gets overlooked.