How to Order Project Based Learning: 25 Projects for 21st Century Teaching

How to Order Project Based Learning: 25 Projects for 21st Century Teaching

Project Based Learning: 25 Projects , actually 26 (I got carried away), for 21st Century Learning is a no nonsense collection of group projects that worked. Why  no nonsense? Educational concepts and methodologies sometimes follow our culture’s tendency to breakdown the whole into its subparts (think “reading skills”), often to the point of making the whole unrecognizable.  For example, some proponents of project based learning argue that an “essential element” of PBL is that the project presentation must be performed before an outside prestigious audience such as high stake policy makers.  That is a ridiculous requirement.  One of my first projects of the year asked students to build trust and collaborative skills by actually singing during the presentation.  That was challenging enough (and high threat!)  without expecting the entire school board and members of Congress to attend the class presentation. Project Based Learning: 25 Projects for 21st Century Learning includes chapters on constructing collaborative learning and guidelines for creating projects.  While most of the projects involve language arts, I hope that all teachers can see the projects as templates for constructing their own units,no matter the content area.  I hope you find the book useful.  To order, visit

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