Well-managed PBL enables students to get to deeper learning and develop the success skills that will serve them well in the project - and in life. During a well managed PBL experience, teachers keep learning on track in a variety of ways.

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  • The classroom features an appropriate mixture of individual and team work time, including both whole-group and small-group instruction.

  • Well-balanced teams are formed according to the nature of the project and student needs, with appropriate student voice and choice.

  • Project management tools (group calendar, team contracts, learning logs etc) are used to support student self-management and independence, as well as collaboration.

  • Classroom routines and norms are consistently followed during project work time to maximise productivity.

  • Realistic schedules, checkpoints, and deadlines are set but flexible. 

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