1. Desiree Jester
    06/28/2017 @ 2:33 pm

    I homeschool my 5 yo son! This was a great post. We do a lot of PBL allowing for rabbit trails and diving in deep with subjects that he is really into. I was homeschooled myself from 6th grade on through graduating and my mom structured our schooling like this as well. I firmly believe that giving a child an active role in their education is the key to raising lifelong learners, not just ones that do what they can to get by for the tests and forgetting the information after.

    • Bethany M. Edwards
      06/28/2017 @ 2:49 pm

      This is amazing to hear Desiree! I agree completely; an active role will not only translate to higher academic success, but meaningful and powerful lessons they will take with them for the rest of their lives! Thank you so much for commenting and your son is lucky to have you mama! Keep up the fantastic work!

  2. David
    02/09/2017 @ 11:14 pm

    Love the interview. Made me think about different educational methods.

  3. mummamorrison
    02/09/2017 @ 8:04 pm

    I love Project Based Learning. We haven’t had as many opportunities to use it here in some Australian schools (I’m a teacher), but we’ve been working on building this process up, slowly and surely. Thanks for sharing your experiences and passion Mary!

    • Bethany Edwards
      02/09/2017 @ 9:27 pm

      Wonderful to hear Fi! Mary’s email is mmiller2004@gmail.com if you ever need advice or further info. She is a great resource and so generous with her time to share her insight!:) Thanks for commenting!

  4. 2014ritchie
    02/09/2017 @ 5:31 am

    I love project based learning. I find it is more engaging for students and encourages critical thinking.

    • Bethany Edwards
      02/09/2017 @ 7:36 am

      It’s amazing how students can truly maximize their learning with PBLs approach to teaching students to critically think about the topics. Their enduring understandings are rich with facts as well as applicable knowledge. Thanks for your comment!!

  5. Joan Merrell
    02/08/2017 @ 3:55 pm

    Great article! I learned a lot from this post. Very interesting and helpful. Thanks for sharing this post!

    • Bethany Edwards
      02/08/2017 @ 4:31 pm

      I am so glad it was helpful! Thanks for commenting!! Cheers!

  6. Ashvin Nankoo
    02/08/2017 @ 3:45 pm

    This is very helpful. I am full time tutor and this will really help my students

    • Bethany Edwards
      02/08/2017 @ 3:51 pm

      Wonderful! Tutoring is a fantastic opportunity to incorporate this learning approach! Your students are in for a treat! Thanks for commenting!

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