Chapter 1 of the book refers to student vs teacher centered classrooms. The traditional model of American education is predominantly teacher centered. One of the biggest changes in the implementation of Project-Based units is the shift towards a more student centered classroom.
Conduct a self evaluation of your current practices within your last full week of instruction. Identify which practices you regularly employ that allow for student centered lessons and activities. Identify the classroom practices you employ that are specifically teacher centered. Make a list including both types of practices. Compare the relative percentages of these practices within the context of a typical week in your classroom.