"Educators nationwide believe in the general purpose of project-based learning. +1 Pedagogy puts these beliefs into action. This is a transformative framework that is imperative for 21st century teachers and learners."
"What a rich resource and blueprint to guide and support reluctant educators! It takes the daunting task of getting started with project-based learning and makes it manageable. Dr. Warren weaves authentic rigorous tasks with personalized learning and high quality differentiation. This work will bring many stuck learning environments into the 21st century."
"Through decades of research, we now have the benefit of knowing how to design learning opportunities that engage the brain and result in mastery of content. Putting theory into practice has long been problematic and time is often the biggest barrier to full implementation. We know that project-based learning (PBL) provides a powerful learning environment for students of all ages. However, the everyday life of an educator often slows down the process as we deal with the daily realities of the classroom. This prevents us from harnessing the full power of PBL.
"This book serves as an innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and learning guide. Schools and districts will rethink project-based learning by learning how to seamlessly weave essential 21st century inquiry, application, collaboration and research skills into their curriculum design and prepare students to meet the rigors of a globally competitive society!"
"We are at a pivotal time in the history of education, where questions about inequity, accessibility, and bridging the achievement gap undergird the conversations of the political pundits. The dire pronouncements focus on the extent to which current educational practices are not preparing our students to be analytical and critical thinkers. To this end, Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines: Plan, Manage, and Assess Through +1 Pedagogy has made a tangible contribution to the field of project-based learning.
"As the principal of a middle school, +1 Pedagogy helped build the capacity of my teachers by providing solid instructional tools for students to engage in PBL. Dr. Warren’s book is a step-by-step process for building classroom environments that are rich in learning and guided by PBL. This book is a must for all instructional leaders on a school campus.
"In her discourse on project-based learning, Dr. Warren accomplishes a work vital to education in the 21st century and beyond. Her concept of +1 Pedagogy is thoughtful and masterful, and provides an invaluable resource for educators. As a post-secondary music educator and online instructor, I applaud her demonstrated passion for bridging the gap across the disciplines at every level, skillfully addressing technology and the arts. Dr. Warren generously provides a universal framework ready for immediate application, and beyond that motivates and inspires us to greatness. Bravo!"
"The theories and methodologies in relation to pedagogy are vast, but +1 Pedagogy synthesizes these methods and fosters a healthy disposition towards learning. Dr. Acacia M. Warren is an educator who has sacrificed her time and energy to reform curriculum and academics for teachers and students. This book is designed to provide students with the same level of educational opportunities, despite socioeconomic status. Students are more inclined to learn because they are engaged in topics that interest them.
"I have no doubt that Dr. Warren's comprehensive, highly-readable, and excellent book will be a standard and sought-after resource for any teacher who strives to implement rigorous, exciting, and real-world project-based learning in their classroom. The tools and scaffolding she outlines in this important book make PBL real and accessible for both beginning teachers and seasoned veterans. I can't wait to share Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines with my teacher education candidates.
"The lessons and powerpoint presentations in this book clearly describe what students have to do and gives them different ways of learning the subject. Students can be more expressive in how they present their assignments. It may look like a lot of work, but it is the right amount for the student to fully understand the subject. The project-based learning techniques demonstrate active learning rather than passive learning. Active learning challenges students and is a simple yet effective method of teaching."
"As a student I always ask the question, Why? Why is this assignment important, how will it benefit me, and how do I successfully complete it? The guided presentation and templates demonstrated in the book help me to understand the purpose of a project and eliminate confusion. I know exactly what to research and how to complete the study. If more teachers used this method it would help students achieve a good grade more efficiently. I need to be challenged and prepared for college level work, and this method will help me reach that goal."
"This is a well-researched and thoroughly written guide for implementing +1 Pedagogy. Dr. Warren includes step-by-step guidelines, templates, guiding questions, and other resources that provide teachers with the necessary tools to carry out the +1 Pedagogy with success. Additionally, her clearly written text and examples make this book a valuable resource. With the guidance of this book, I can see myself bringing +1 Pedagogy to my classroom."
"Acacia Warren has written an exceptional piece that will improve teaching and the lives of all students. She has been a thoughtful practitioner throughout her career and her research insures more rigorous classrooms for the future. Using research, best practice, and a theoretical framework around learning theory, she has provided the pathway for teachers so that they can create not only powerful learning experiences for them but guarantee that they are prepared for the 21st century. Dr.
"THIS is what I've been waitng for. With +1 Pedagogy, Dr. Warren lays out so clearly a framework for teaching in the 21st century classroom. It is an elevated level of teaching and learning to which I aspire as a teacher, and it is exactly how I want my own children to learn."
"An effective mathematics program requires students to collaboratively
engage in making sense and reasoning about meaningful mathematics
through real world contexts. Although the enormous challenge of
connecting mathematics to authentic 21st century experiences can become a
reality through project-based learning, many math teachers have yet to
embrace this approach because it can be difficult to implement. Dr.
Warren’s book on +1 Pedagogy provides an invaluable framework and
practical resources that address PBL management and organization,