In project-based learning (PBL), teachers present students with a real-world problem and challenge them to solve the problem through research and inquiry, often collaborating with each another and producing a final product that encompasses everything they have learned. The project relates back to the standards and learning objectives teachers are covering, but in a more tangible way. Often, PBL will naturally integrate objectives from a variety of subjects within the same project.

The Buck Institute for Education outlines seven essential components for project-based learning:

  1. a strong student activator

  2. a driving question

  3. opportunities for student voice and choice

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    Jennifer Money is a former classroom teacher. After watching her students struggle with emotional management, stress, and trauma, she knew that teachers needed more resources to meet their students’ social and emotional needs. Money currently works with Move This World, a social emotional learning program that provides preK-12 educators and students with digital tools to strengthen their social and emotional well-being in order to create healthy environments where effective teaching and learning can occur. Through evidence-based, developmentally appropriate digital tools, Move This World ritualizes a daily practice of identifying, expressing, and managing emotions.