This Student Says Project-Based Learning Is The Key To Sustainability

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD

It should be no secret that we’re big fans of project-based learning. Helping schools and teachers grow their practice through PBL is the bulk of the work that we do. We see it as a framework that wonderfully allows for the craftsmanship of teaching practice that our other areas of focus encompass.

While the growth of teachers is always remarkable to see the student voice and empowerment are the true fruits of the labor. That’s why when we received a message from this enterprising young lady in New Zealand of her recent TEDx Talk we were flattered and impressed and all too eager to share!

Not only does E Wen Wong give an impressive talk about the power of PBL but we love her work as the founder of plastic pollution organization P.S. Our Beaches. While her work is not connected to the Straw Project Exemplar linked on our PBL Workshop Tools and Resources page it certainly shows the wide-ranging concern for the impact of plastics on our oceans.
 
I encourage you to take a few minutes of your time to hear from this impactful young lady and consider how you might shift your school and teaching in ways that strive for this type of empowerment. I have invited her to be a guest on the TeachThought Podcast so hopefully we’ll hear more from her in the very near future!
 
E Wen Wong is a 16 yr old environmental advocate and problem solver.

Connect with her and learn more at:

*also published at TeachThought.com

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