As always, reading my colleagues' posts from Wk8 provided food for thought and glimpses into their professional practice. Thomas' blog post cited the Harris research and a passage that really resonated with me: "Using project-based learning to support individual learning styles is not a magic formula to solve all of the problems in today's classrooms" (2014, p. 8).
I have surely been inspired by the resources, colleagues' posts, videos, infographics, and strategy ideas I have encountered while delving into Wk 8 content ... but it has also shifted the realities of what very, very hard work teaching is into the spotlight, front and center.
Goodman, S. (2015). Watch and Learn: Observing in the PBL Classroom. Edutopia. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/watch-and-learn-observing-pbl-classroom-stacey-goodman
Heick, T. (2013). The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects. Te@chThought. Retrieved from http://www.teachthought.com/learning/difference-between-doing-projects-and-project-based-learning/