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by Joe Truss
Principal, Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco

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September 24, 2018
5 Things That Make Project-Based Learning Culturally Responsive

by Joe Truss
Principal, Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco

(Originally posted at www.culturallyresponsiveleadership.com)

 

Project-based learning (PBL) is starting to catch on across the country and it’s important that we understand why it works. As we look for answers to close the opportunity gap, for our historically oppressed groups in society, it’s useful to see the connections between PBL and culturally responsive teaching (CRT). Both CRT and PBL push us to teach deeply, be relevant, and develop skills. They also redefine the student to teacher relationship and change the learning process.

But why does it work?

After reading Culturally Responsive Teaching and...

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