Project Learning in Public Schools

It is really interesting to see how project learning can look with young children in public schools -- this video from Edutopia is a nice example.

Teachers are often trying to imitate what they see in other classrooms - topics, projects, environment...when that really doesn't bring you to the right place. Teachers (and parents) need to watch and listen to see what is going to work, and read and watch for inspiration from other educators. And in this age of testing and standards, it is wonderful to see a school supporting and promoting project work as a means to learning.