It's easy to go "too big" when you first start PBL. I have heard from many teachers new to PBL that a large, eight-week integrated project was a mistake. So how do you start PBL in ways that will ensure your success as a learner and teacher? Here are a few tips to consider.
Tips include starting small, planning ahead using backwards design, limiting technology to keep the focus on the process, and finally, make sure you are doing PBL not a project. There is a link to a checklist that helps with this last one.