What is it? This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of student teams. Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings to adjust team grades for individual performance. A FAQ section offers suggestions for dealing with several problems that commonly arise with student teams, and forms and handouts are provided to assist in team formation and management.
Why do we like it? Although written for the college classroom, this article is also very useful for secondary teachers facing the challenge of managing student teams in PBL.
How can you use it? You and your colleagues can use this article to draw ideas for better managing student teams in a project, especially if you've had some experience with PBL and want to improve this aspect of your practice.