Cooperative Learning

 

Getting Started with Classroom Book Clubs

Have you considered implementing Literature Circles in your classroom, but you didn’t because you weren’t sure how to get started? Or maybe  

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Buddy Bio Poems Partner Poetry Lesson

Imagine yourself as a student in a new classroom during the first week of school. Unless your teacher starts off  

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Classroom Goal Setting: The Key to Success

Study the lives of 100 highly successful people, and undoubtedly you’ll find that they  

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How to Recharge Mathematical Thinking

Why do so many students struggle with math word problems? Maybe they just don’t know where to begin and get overwhelmed at the thought of  

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The Memory Game: Making It Meaningful

Guest post by Deb Hanson of Crafting Connections

I have always enjoyed playing the Memory Game (also called “Concentration”). I remember when my  

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Teaching Kids How to Write Super Sentences

How do you encourage your students to write longer, more interesting sentences? You know what will happen if you simply ask them  

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Pumpkin Predictions Measurement Fun!

Pumpkin Predictions is a perfect fall-themed activity for upper elementary students because it’s not a Halloween activity, but it seems like one.  

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Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions

Do you remember the last time you and your friends had a great discussion? I’ll bet you didn’t take turns around the  

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Team Formation Tips for Smooth Sailing into the New School Year!

If you use cooperative learning in your classroom, you might have questions about the most effective way to form teams and when you should begin to seat  

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Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge

Guest post by Tracey Graham of Growing a STEM Classroom

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is one of the current “buzz words” in  

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Team Scoot – A New Twist on an Old Favorite

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Solve ‘n Switch: Partner Activity for Math Task Cards

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