In education circles we spend so much time talking about what we are against. Today, I’d like to show you what I’m for. The last couple of days Metro Nashville School’s showed off the results of their work through Project Based Learning(PBL) this year.

If you don’t know, and a lot of people don’t, PBL is a learning strategy that allows students of all ages to utilize the skills they acquire in class to plan and execute a project of their choice. A sampling of projects this year include gender equality, trash disposal, why people move from place to place, and many other themes.

Students choose the project, research, plan the presentation, and then present. PBL gives students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest that might not be covered in regular classes and then explore the subject in depth through skills that they’ve acquired in their regular classes. It’s incredible to see the fruits of the student’s labor. The project fair truly demonstrates the power of education and the positive things going on in our public schools.

I could write all day about PBL but in this case pictures really do tell the whole story.So enjoy and spread the word!

Quick update, Tusculum Elementary School took the silver!


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