Kristen Drury

What is your institution? William Floyd School District

What do you teach? Chemistry

How long have you used POGIL? 17 years

What was your "AHA" POGIL moment? Find a personal twist on each aspect of POGIL such as the buy in method, choice of roles, structure of lessons, how to assess and provide feedback. The more you are transparent about why you are making the choices you have made with the students, the more the students will work for you.

What do you wish you had known when you first started using POGIL? Use and enforce roles! When students feel like they are contributing to the team they feel so much more ownership of the topic they are learning and will commit to the work more.

What would you like to see The POGIL Project accomplish in the next 20 years? I’d love to see more outreach to more subject areas outside of STEM.

What does the POGIL community mean to you? The POGIL practitioners I have met have a defining characteristic in common: a passion for education. These teachers will try new things, create new lessons, and go to any lengths to hone their craft.