Season 3 : Episode 1 - Published January 31, 2022

Project Based Learning in Elementary and Middle School STEM Classrooms with Barbara Bratzel

An educational approach that is based on the idea that kids are competent and can be in charge of their own learning opens opportunities for creative activities that support exploration, problem-solving, and teamwork. In this conversation, Barbara Bratzel, shares her reflections and practical advice about supporting students’ learning and progress through a project-based learning model and development of positive mindset thinking.


Barbara Bratzel is a K-8 STEM teacher who teaches at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge Massachusetts. She also consults at the Center for Engineering and Education Outreach at Tufts University. She is the author of several robotics books, including Getting Started with LEGO Robotics: a User’s Guide written with Rob Torok, to be published by No Starch Press in Spring 2022