This book will inspire, challenge and engage you—and transform your teaching and learning.
Each chapter in this book is written by a different educator or team about their experiences with project-based learning, both in and out of the classroom. They reflect not only on the how of project-based learning, but more importantly, on the what and the why. They offer insight into how connecting with learners, honouring their experiences, and promoting deep and rich questioning can be the path to powerful projects and learning. Their writing and thinking is saturated with empathy, expertise, a desire to improve their practice, and an acknowledgment of the need to collaborate.
…an impressive book written by and for a range of practitioners that show how Project Based Learning can be used in all sorts of environments with all learners. This is a very handy book for educators interested in refining their project-based learning chops.
—Elliot Washore, Ed.D., Co-founder Big Picture Learning
Catch A Fire is the right book at the right time for anyone interested in the transformative potential of project-based learning. Henderson has put together an incredible array of case studies, examples, and voices on the methodology that will prove both useful and thought provoking to educators of all shapes and sizes. Read this book and get inspired.
—Jay Roberts, Professor of Education at Earlham College, author of Beyond Learning By Doing