School Safety: Ideas for PBL Projects — Whole Child Education

While researching student and school safety data, I came across this great blog site, The Whole Child Blog

My work with The Badge Guys on School Safety presents fantastic information for minimizing the risk of victimization.

I want to share this article with you. It’s too important not to.

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller

School Safety: Ideas for Project-Based Learning

February 28, 2013

by Andrew Miller

Creating a safe and supportive learning environment is a critical to a whole child approach to education. Usually when we reflect and work on implementing the Whole Child Tenets in our schools, we forgot one critical component in making them manifest: the students.

Students are as important as actors in creating a safe school as teachers. They can be actors in helping to create a safe learning environment, and project-based learning (PBL) projects can be a way in which we harness that service and target learning in the content areas.

Here are some project ideas I have done, or have seen other school educators create.

School Norms: Often we create norms for students, or co-create them at the beginning of the year. However, you can take this up a notch and have a class or even a grade level create school norms where they address the needs of all stakeholders, including other students, parents, teachers, and even community members.

Here students engage in in-depth research for an authentic reason, and engage in revision and reflection to make sure the norms cre

via School Safety: Ideas for PBL Projects — Whole Child Education.

2 thoughts on “School Safety: Ideas for PBL Projects — Whole Child Education

  1. Wow! I love that idea. It may help the students to start thinking more about their futures, especially thinking their actions/words through, and take more responsibility for their school careers. Not to mention, many professional fields now require participation in research, so it will predispose them to doing research and it won’t be so foreign to them once they get to college. One of the hardest adjustments my classmates and I had to make was finding credible research for our projects in nursing clinicals.


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