Inspiration for teachers often comes from seeing how other teachers have found success with their students. This teacher details how allowing students a stake in the assessment process propelled her collaborative dreams forward.
The P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning provides this helpful explanation of what collaboration in the classroom looks like. If you need to get your department on board the collaboration ship, this website provides plenty of information to get you started.
Assessment is one of the tricky aspects of developing a collaborative approach in your classroom. This list of 33 digital assessment tools provides innovative ideas for use in the collaborative classroom.
Research shows that how your classroom is configured and where students are seated does have an effect on learning. If your school is serious about creating interactive classrooms, consider these 14 physical characteristics of successful collaborative classrooms.
Allowing group members to have a say in the performance and contributions of their peers alleviates the frustration of students who feel they are "doing all the work." This form allows you to spell out the responsibilities of each group member and gives each individual the opportunity to sound off.