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by Kendy Johnston
Principal, Hardin Elementary School, Burkburnett, Texas

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September 20, 2017
The Power of Personal Purpose and Value in PBL

by Kendy Johnston
Principal, Hardin Elementary School, Burkburnett, Texas

We know, as educators, that spelling, the scientific method, order of operations and a myriad of other topics we teach in schools have a purpose. We want students to be well-rounded and have exposure to, and knowledge of, specific information in order to be productive citizens in a global world. We know all of this because we are the adults in their lives who have spent YEARS studying the information we are teaching. We know citizens need to be able to spell and formulate well written sentences that follow basic rules of grammar in order to effectively articulate their thoughts and feelings in written and verbal form.

However, the average 3rd grader is bored out of his mind writing his spelling words three times each...

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