Teacher finds success with project-based writing method

09/7/2011 | TweenTeacher.com

Since switching to a project-based writing method, teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron says her students enjoy learning more -- and she enjoys teaching more as well. The goal, she writes, is to work on writing and reading comprehension assignments that are applicable in the real world, such as one assignment in which students craft a proposal based on their research. That type of work allows her to learn along with her students. "I'm learning with them, and in so doing, am modeling how to learn. In other words, I am the writing authority, but not the content authority," she says.

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