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When you want to ensure students are engaged in learning, see the relevance of lessons, and develop college and career readiness, project-based learning (PBL) is an essential approach every teacher should know. But simply “doing projects” is not enough. Instead, you need this book's rigorous approach to PBL. Using a classroom-tested framework, the authors take you through the steps of planning, implementing, and assessing projects that ensure you
(ASCD book copublished with Buck Institute for Education, 2015) 6” x 9”, 240 pages
Educator Alexis Wiggins provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts-and-bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment. She also shares troubleshooting tips, ideas for assessment and group grading, and the experiences of real teachers and students who use the technique to develop and share content knowledge in a way that’s both revolutionary and truly inspiring.