How Project-Based Learning Educates the Whole Child « The Whole Child Blog « Whole Child Education

I love this quote from Thom Markham, a psychologist, educator, and president of GlobalRedesigns

 

Allow the wow. The whole child is a creativity machine that can be turned on—and effective PBL teachers know how to reward innovative thinking, as well as honor divergent solutions that adults haven’t yet discovered. The best PBL employs creativity rubrics, “breakthrough” columns on rubrics, brainstorming, peer protocols, and formal reflection as core tools. It is quite possible to activate the inner resources of children by simply following two guidelines—1) that today’s young people want to reinvent, not reenact, the world; and 2) that “genius” is derived from the same root word as “joy.”

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