Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences
Motivate and inspire students to learn at high levels. By bringing meaningful work to the classroom, students will develop curiosity, become actively engaged, and have a sense of purpose for their education. Discover strategies and tips for reshaping the traditional classroom environment to give modern students opportunities to exercise choice in their curriculum, master skills, and demonstrate what they’ve learned.
- Examine research and opinions from students and educators on which areas of education should be altered.
- Explore the work schools have done with project-based learning, and review what students have accomplished with microlending school projects.
- Discover the tenets of high-quality project-based learning and the impact they have on academic growth.
- Consider the advantages and disadvantages of microlending.
- Use reproducible rubrics, questions, and reflection tools.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Here’s What I Mean by Doing Work That Matters
Chapter 2: Microlending as an Example of Doing Work That Matters
Chapter 3: Purpose-Driven Blogging as an Example of Doing Work That Matters
Chapter 4: Making School Different
- Do Something Funny for Money Day
- Giving a Gift Card to Another Class
- Giving to Groups Instead of Individuals
- Kiva Lending Questions
- Kiva Loan Reflection Organizer
- Lending to Women
- Self-Assessment Rubric for Microlending Project
- Setting Kiva Loan Priorities
- Which Countries Should We Loan To?
- Classroom Blogging Reflection
- Classroom Blogging Tasks to Tackle
- Self-Assessment Rubric for Blogging Project
- Tracking Student Mastery–Classroom Blogging Project
- If It Were My Home
- Simple K12
- SMS Kiva Club
- Stories From the Garage (Kristen Goggin’s blog)
- Teacherdiana (Diana Williams’s blog)