By Suzie Boss
"If your students are prone to asking, “When will we ever need to know this?”, then maybe it’s time for a dose of reality.
"By sparking students’ interest in real issues that affect them and their peers around the world, you will give them cause to think more critically about what they are learning. Better yet, you may give them a head start on becoming tomorrow’s problem-solvers.
"Fixes, a series that is part of the Opinionator section of The New York Times, focuses on some of today’s most pressing social problems and the innovators working to solve them. These global dispatches offer ready entry points for projects that challenge students to propose their own solutions to issues that may strike close to home....
"Project-based learning, or P.B.L., offers a framework for investigating these real-world issues while also addressing academic learning goals."
Via Jim Lerman