Daily Archives: May 10, 2015

Teaching Students to Work in Groups- Blog Coopertative!

Love group activities but seeking some fresh ideas? Check out these great posts from a group of dedicated teachers!

How to Make Effective Collaborative Groups

By Deann Marin

I found that having children work in small collaborative groups made learning fun for both myself and the class.Socrates LanternHeader Graphic


Role Playing Can Be an Effective Strategy for Group Work

By Juliette Roman

Group work is been proven to improve student retention and enhance student learning. In fact, our whole culture is based on team work and working together to solve problems. It makes sense that when people work together (more brainpower) they come up with more ideas, suggestions, and solutions to a problem. But the question remains how do we get children to work together effectively?



Collaborative Learning and Teaching

By Nikki Heiman

Group work is proven to be an effective teaching strategy, but how do we get everyone involved and organized appropriately? Here are some ideas on how to strategically plan out group activities!



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Language Arts; Science: “Flipbooks”

By Laurane Rae

Grades 2-6

Flipbooks are undeniably known for their versatility; for one thing, they scaffold the structure of a piece of writing, are a handy visual tool, and look simply impressive.They can be used for just about any subject or topic:

The templates can also be glued into an Interactive Notebook.
As a flipbook has different compiled components, I have my students first finish each section. They work at their own pace and place each finished section in a folder. Each team of 4-5 students sit together and have their own folder on their table, that way all their pieces are in one place and easily accessible.
 My students have told me that the best part is when all the sections are completed and they get to compile them and see the finished whole.
The proud look on their faces say it all.
Laurane Rae