Creating Life-Long Learners
Using Project-Based Management to Teach 21st Century Skills
- Todd Stanley - Reynoldsburg Schools
Student Engagement & Motivation | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles | Thinking Skills
Wanted for the global workforce: thinkers (and those who can teach them)
Where K-12 instruction once centered on content and memorization, today’s educators want, most of all, to teach their students to think critically and perceptively. What better way than with project-based learning (PBL)? Author Todd Stanley provides a teacher-friendly, step-by-step approach to implementing PBL, focusing on the 21st century “three R’s”: readiness, responsibility, and relevance.
Educators will be prepared to put this practical methodology to work right away, as they learn how to
- Use project and classroom management skills to create a positive, productive learning environment
- Develop curriculum around ten different project types
- Link projects with today’s standards
- Teach students how to effectively collaborate and bring out the best in each other
Readers will find an abundance of ideas and clear guidance, along with new strategies for instilling the skills students need for tomorrow’s workforce.
"If you are looking for a way to produce higher level thinkers, you really need to read this book. It is a recipe for successful life long learners."
Tamara Daugherty, Teacher
Lakeville Elementary School
"Student lead project based learning fuses today’s classroom with the demands of the fast paced future. Students need to be able to interact and problem solve not just with each other, but also within the community and with technology. This book is a guide for helping educators make that jump with their instruction."
Debra K. Las, Teacher
Rochest Public Schools
"This book presents a well-organized framework for the educator interested in creating opportunities for students to learn successful skills for the future. It is a complete guide for philosophy, planning, implementation, and assessing the 21st century classroom."
"This is an excellent resource for those who use project-based learning or have plans to do so. It takes the guesswork out of planning and provides a clear process for allowing students to take charge of their learning and develop 21st century skills that will serve them well throughout their lives."
"A clear and accessible resource for newer teachers or for veteran teachers who want to implement project-based learning into their classrooms with ease."
"If you are looking for a way to produce higher level thinkers, you really need to read this book. It is a recipe for successful life-long learners."
"Student-led project-based learning fuses today’s classroom with the demands of the fast-paced future. Students need to be able to interact and problem solve not only with each other, but also within the community and with technology. This book guides educators in making that jump with their instruction."