So how in the world do you craft and create and cultivate a culture of collaboration in a classroom of such diverse learners? We intentionally build that culture with our students. I learned that time spent building a positive classroom culture was imperative to the success of PBL in any classroom.
If you find yourself saying, 'I don’t have time with all the content I have to cover' try to remember that culture building IS part of your content!"
"During a project, what does a classroom look, sound, and feel like? One of the Project Based Teaching Practices in Gold Standard PBL is 'Build the Culture.' BIE has described a healthy PBL classroom culture using terms such as independence, inquiry, attention to quality, growth mindset and team spirit."
Teaching that struggling is part of learning math encourages creativity, builds authentic engagement and perseverance, and creates opportunity for assessment, intervention, and feedback.
"Celebrated teachers like Jamil Odom, Ron Clark, and Rebecca Mieliwocki create transcendent classroom cultures year after year. It’s not magic, it’s science."
Staff and students at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. explain how to create a culture of revision and why it's so important.