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January 2020

4 Methods to Getting Beyond the Surface in Project-Based Learning Image
4 Methods to Getting Beyond the Surface in Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is an incredibly effective method of instruction. But, unlike traditional instruction, it’s also much harder to pull off. Educators in a variety of settings can be prone to implementing project-based learning improperly. When not executed well, students tend to just scratch the surface of a subject or simply waste time in the classroom. It […]

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Indra
January 29, 2020 Indra Sofian
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Why It’s Crucial To Allow Students to Take Charge in Project-Based Learning

Most schools are full of disengaged students that don’t care about what they’re learning. According to a Gallup poll of close to one million students in the US, around 50% of adolescents in high school feel disengaged in school, and 20% of them are actively disengaged. And if students aren’t engaged, then they aren’t learning. In a traditional […]

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Indra
January 29, 2020 Indra Sofian
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Project-Based Learning for Horse Lovers

Project-based learning is hard. Often times, we fall in love with the research and stories of PBL but find it incredibly hard to effectively implement in our student’s life. This is especially true if our students are interested in something less traditionally academic like horses. But from our experience working with high school students at […]

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Garrett
January 21, 2020 Garrett Smiley
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Homeschoolers, How to Find Your Passion

Often, well-intentioned adults bombard our kids with advice like “Find your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life”. But, how does a student actually find their passion? Most adults haven’t even figured this out! In a traditional school, most students aren’t really given the freedom to work on this, given the strict […]

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Garrett
January 21, 2020 Garrett Smiley
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Why Homeschooling is Perfect for Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is the most authentic way to learn. Whether you call it “hands-on learning”, “experiential learning”, or “learning by doing”, it’s one of the most effective methods for knowledge retention, according to a study conducted at Purdue University. When done properly, it teaches students important skills like critical thinking and creative problem-solving. It gives students firsthand experience […]

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Indra
January 21, 2020 Indra Sofian
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Welcoming the New Cohort of Students into Sora

Last week, we welcomed the newest cohort of students to join the Sora Schools community!

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Indra
January 13, 2020 Indra Sofian
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