Jenny Pieratt – Keep it Real with PBL

Hello, and welcome to Episode 109 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Jennifer Pieratt. Jenny reached out to me to ask about coming on the show to talk about her book Keep it Real with PBL, and so became a sponsored guest on the show. She sent me a copy of the book, I read through it, and agreed to have her on to talk about the book and answer my three questions.

Jenny and I talk about her book, Keep it Real with PBL, the disconnect between decision-makers and those that implement ideas in eductaion, how that disconnect happens in schools, why more people should use PBL, the importance of reconsidering where and when learning can occur, and the power of passion meeting real-world experience as a teacher.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 109 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Jennifer Pieratt.

Jenny, thank you so much for joining me on the show and chatting about your book.

To connect with Jennifer, @crafted_jennyp. You can also visit her website, which you can find at And you really should checkout her book, Keep it Real with PBL, which you can find on her website, or at the link in the show notes.

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If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at

Until next week, go out and try some PBL.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0