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March 23, 2017
The Perfect Couple: Social Emotional Learning & Gold Standard PBL

by Marnie Masuda-Cleveland
National Faculty

May I share something personal with you? I have, a few times in my life, found myself in a “PBL relationship” with a seemingly awesome interdisciplinary (read: meticulously planned, artfully scaffolded, student centered) project and watched in dismay as it fizzled. Maybe you’ve experienced similar PBL heartbreak. It happens to the best of us. Sometimes projects with “Gold Standard” potential on paper go out with more of a whimper than a bang. I’ve come to believe the key “missing ingredient” is this: personal emotional/affective connection, coupled with the integration of social emotional competencies:

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