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English Class in the 21st-Century

Inquiry & project-based, technology embedded classroom

Shelley Wright shares her experiences using examples from her practice.

"I don't lecture. My students don't take notes, at least not in the traditional sense, and we don't read a novel and simply answer the questions.

It means my classroom is a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating its larger purpose, and reflecting on their own learning. It also means my students don't acquire knowledge just for the sake of acquiring it. They need to do something with it — that's where "project-based" comes into play..."