This week’s article from EDWeek is about how and why teacher-preparation programs need to include training in implementing Project Based Learning. Even if you’re not engaged in preparing future K-12 teachers, there’s a lot of useful information here, particularly “5 Key Practices of a PBL Teacher”. Projects are difficult to implement, but can be transformative for courses and students.
The blog of the American Philosophical Association regularly hosts a “teaching workshop,” where reader questions about teaching will be answered. I am a philosopher, so I appreciate this discipline specific approach. But much of what is said is just good teaching advice. The most recent workshop features questions and answers about group work, team-based learning, and allowing students to revise work.