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Problem-Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms: A Teacher's Guide to Implementation

by Ann Lambros Corwin Press
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Hbk 136 pages
AU$105.00 NZ$108.70
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Lambros gives teachers all the tools they need for PBL instruction to boost reading comprehension, social skill development, content retention, and student motivation.

About the Author
1. Problem-Based Learning: What and Why
Knowing What
Collaboration and Differentiation
PBL Provides Relevance to Learners
PBL Teaches Lifelong Problem-Solving Skills
The PBL Process in Action
In a Nutshell
2. PBL in the Middle School Classroom
Getting Started
Delivering Problems to Students
Problem Examples
PBL Problem Sources
Further Considerations for Middle School Classrooms
3. PBL in the High School Classroom
In the Beginning
Introducing PBL Problems
Problem Examples
PBL Problem Sources
Further Considerations for High School Classrooms
4. And the Problem Is
Developing PBL Problems for Classroom Use
Aligning Developed Problems With Standards
Getting Started
Using Resources with PBL Problems
Hints and Cautions in PBL Problem Development
A Final Word
5. Knowing You Did It
Making the PBL Grade With Authentic Assessments
PBL and Assessment Examples
Going Beyond Content Assessment
Using Portfolios With PBL
More PBL Assessment Examples
Using Self and Peer Assessments With PBL
6. The Whole Picture
PBL and Cooperative Learning
PBL and Service Learning
PBL and Project Based Learning
PBL and Traditional Strategies
Using It All, Using It Well
7. PBL Beyond The Middle and High School Classrooms
The Future for Students
The Future for PBL
Resource 1: Additional PBL Problems for Middle School and High School
Resource 2: PBL Process Charts
Resource 3: Guidelines for Facilitating PBL

Fills a gap in existing PBL literature. It gives helpful tips to PBL novices and timely reminders for PBL practitioners with an ever-present awareness of the specific needs of secondary teachers. It will be on my list of recommended reading for IMSA's PBL workshop participants! Debra Gerdes, Problem-Based Learning Leader A complete delight. . . Ann Lambros writes in a manner that is very easy for any teacher to follow and feel comfortable with even without any prior understanding of PBL. . . She makes PBL seem uncomplicated, easy, and enjoyable. Her understanding of the capabilities and interests of the students at various grades is impressive. Howard S. Barrows, Professor Emeritus
Ann Lambros is Director of the Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching, and Learning at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is a consultant to K-12 schools and an expert at the creation and implementation of problem-based learning programs.