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How to Make Cooperative Learning Work in Your Classroom

Cooperative learning is NOT synonymous with group work. We all remember times when we worked on a group project, only to have one group member do most of the work while some just sat there and did not much of anything. Cooperative Learning is an approach to group work that "minimizes the occurrence of those unpleasant situations". Cooperative learning maximizes learning!
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How to Make Cooperative Learning Work in Your Classroom
  • Nardi Routten says:
    Numbered Heads Together is a cooperative learning strategy. This video showcases a second grade class using this strategy.
  • Nardi Routten says:
    This site is all about jigsaw and how to use it with students! Not only does this site explain cooperative learning, it also gives a step by step direction on how to use it with students.
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    www4.ncsu.edu

    Cooperative Learning

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    Nardi Routten says:
    This journal article explains Cooperative Learning and provides structures teachers can use in their classrooms.
  • Nardi Routten says:
    This site explains cooperative learning, including how it works and what it looks like. This site also shows the educator how to implement cooperative learning with Mathematics and Science. Finally, this site gives the educator resources and a reading list for cooperative learning.
  • teachervision.com
    teachervision.com

    Cooperative Learning

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    Nardi Routten says:
    This link on Teacher Vision explains, in detail, cooperative learning. Not only is there information about why it's important, this site also gives suggestions on how to implement cooperative learning in the classroom.
  • Nardi Routten says:
    WNet website is packed with information on cooperative learning. It begins with an explanation of what cooperative learning is, what are some benefits, and how can teachers use it. This site also includes links to videos and sample lesson plans. The videos help teachers "see" what it should look like.
  • Nardi Routten says:
    Jigsaw is one of my favorites to use with my students. This is a cooperative learning strategy for reading comprehension. This video explains the strategy and showcases Kathy Doyle's students using this strategy.
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    gdrc.org

    Four Collaborative Learning Strategies

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    Nardi Routten says:
    This website gives four collaborative learning strategies teachers can use in their classroom. Numbered Heads together is one I use with my students quite a bit.
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MALZEANER FRAZIERMiddle School Non-DepartmentalMay 14, 2017
I use numbered heads together often. This strategy is good for reviewing for a test or quiz. Think, Pair & Share Activity is also a good strategy for teaching middle school students. The activity gives the students an opportunity to think about a question. After thinking they can write comments or answers and pair with students with the same interest. Later, students can share their findings with the class, parents, and even other teachers. This activity can help students who are shy and have low self esteem overcome their fears. Both of these strategies work for me.
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