In the Grade 8 class, we’re delving into Project Based Learning. And to tell you the truth, its scary than the scariest movie I’ve ever seen (which was the 1991 Psychological Thriller, Sleeping with the Enemy – starring Julia Roberts). I really, really despise scary movies (as you can see by the fact that I haven’t watched one in 21 years!).
The jury’s still out on whether or not project based learning is going to become another phobia of mine. I’m thinking “not” but we’ll have to see…..
I like clean, clearly-laid-out, defined-in-stone assignments.
Anyone thinking “worksheets”? They’re so perfectly set out, with their columns and their rows and their numbers and their spots for the name and the date…….they’re just so…….ready-to-go.
Project Based Learning isn’t like that. At All. Zero. Nada. Not even close. It’s the OPPOSITE of worksheets, its the OPPOSITE of rows and columns, its the OPPOSITE of ready-to-go.
It’s…kind of exciting…..
……In a good way.
I’ll keep you posted. 🙂