The inspiration for this site: My daughter, Amelie's portfolio.
My daughter attended Think Global School (TGS) where she participated in Project-based Learning (PjBL) in 12 countries in 3 years. She is now attending Reed College in the United States.
Another Inspiration: my wife, Angie Andreas' website chronicling her PYP students' artistic creations over time.
Angie has inspired me to make my physics PjBL projects more transdisciplinary explicitly incorporating art and design.
Enrico Fermi Institute LASR (Lab for Astrophysics and Space Research) and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics
Learner-centered Project-Based Learning (PjBL) and more!
Useful Education Links:
Active Learning, Experiential PBL, and PjBL
Edwards, G., J. (2002). Make Your Own Project-Based Lesson Plan. Cortez, Colorado, USA:
Mountain Plains Distance Learning Partnership.
Schwartz, M. (2012). Best practices in experiential learning from Ryerson.ca
Kimberlin Education. (2019, August 13). IBL, PBL and PjBL, what's the difference?
The Quadrafecta - Maslow, Bloom, Kohlberg, and Freire
Paulo Freire - Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Cognitive Bias and Metacognition
Benade, L. (2016) Teachers’ reflective practice in the context of twenty-first-century learning. In Open Review of Educational Research
The New London Group. (1996). A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Harvard Educational Review. 66(1), 60-93
Larrivee, B. (2000). Transforming Teaching Practice: Becoming the critically reflective teacher. Reflective Practice,1(2), 293-306.
Gollub, J. P., Bertenthal, M. W., Labov, J. B., & Curtis, P. C. (2002). Learning and understanding: Improving advanced study of mathematics and science in US high schools.
Harris, S. (2005). Bravo teacher : Building relationships with actions that value others. New York, USA: Routledge.
Millis, Barbara. (2016). Using metacognition to promote learning. IDEA Paper #63.
Minott, M. (2009). The role of reflection in the differentiated instructional process. College Quarterly, 12(1)
Ash, S. L., & Clayton, P. H. (2004). The articulated learning: An approach to guided reflection and assessment.
Gay, G., & Kirkland, K. (2003). Developing cultural critical consciousness and self-reflection in preservice teacher education. Theory into Practice, 42(3), 181-187.
Ebersole, M., Kanahele-Mossman, H., & Kawakami, A. (2016). Culturally responsive teaching: Examining teachers’ understandings and perspectives. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(2), 97-104.
Cunliffe , A., L. (2013). On Becoming a Critically Reflexive Practitioner. Journal of Management Education, 28(4), 407-426
The New London Group. (1996). A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66(1), 60-93.
Physics, Math, Philosophy (That I Love)
Math, Science and Philosophy that I keep going back to.
Lagrangian Physics - The Principle of Least Action
Up and Atom on Youtube: Lagrangian Mechanics - A beautiful way to look at the world
Veritasium on Youtube: How Does a Transistor Work?
Khan Academy on Youtube: Introduction to Semiconductors
Bill Moyers Interviewing Joseph Campbell on Youtube: The Power of Myth
R. Buckminster Fuller - Synergetics
Language and Travel
Portuguese, Lao, Thai, Spanish, and French Resources
Duolingo - Fantastic Portuguese, Spanish and French lessons for your phone or computer
Learn Lao Online - Laolessons.com
Lao and Thai are close relatives: Basic Phrases in Thai and Lao
Ling is one of the few apps with both Thai and Lao language lessons - Ling-app.com
Learn Spanish World - Uruguayan Spanish
Spanish tests, and ebooks - Amautaspanish.com
Spanish Activities and Study Modules - Spanish Language and Culture