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Promoting a PBL Mindset in Mainstream Settings: The Dimmer Switch Approach

PBL, deeper learning, authentic and relevant learning

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

In this blog post, the author advocates that PBL does not have to be an all or nothing approach.  By thinking about the Gold Standard design elements not as an on/off switch, but instead a dimmer switch, the mindset of PBL can be present as a way of doing business in the classroom.