Essays Archives - Challenge Based Learning

Reflection in CBL: Lessons from coding

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November 13, 2018

Reflection in CBL: Lessons from coding

Reflection is a key piece of the CBL framework because it allows the learner to think deeply about the process and become aware of how they make decisions and learn. If each time I address a challenge I become more aware of my thinking processes and tendencies the better learner I will become. As I become a better learner I develop better solutions. 

April 5, 2018

Forget Content, Build Frameworks

In a world that is rapidly changing with new complex challenges emerging every day the best gift we can give our learners is a passion for learning and a framework to help them solve challenges small and large.

January 8, 2017

For Learning Sake – Slow Down

The Investigation phase of the CBL framework allows for the inherent ambiguity and structure to foster divergent and critical thinking without compromising the learning expectations of the curriculum and standards.

June 25, 2016

Essay: Big Idea – Violence

By holding our opinions in check and thinking profoundly about the questions inherent in the challenge of reducing violence we might be able to work together to identify solutions, local, state, national and world level.

June 24, 2016

Essay: The Power of Reflection

If we want students to be more engaged, think more critically and authentically, own their learning experience and be prepared to effectively present themselves in college and career settings, I believe that the reflection model within the CBL framework is a critical part of the equation.

June 23, 2016

Essay: CBL in the Elementary Classroom

“How do I get my students to be engaged and care about learning?” This question confounds educators in schools around the world each and every day. Challenge Based Learning (CBL) offers a solution to this puzzle for students of all ages.

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