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and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy (Post 2 of Got to Teach!: Q and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy -- easily adaptable to SpanishGot to Teach!: Q and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy -- easily adaptable to Spanish Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Collaborative Strategies, Avid Strategies, Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods, School Classroom

Q and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy (Post 2 of 5) • Teacher Thrive

In my first post of this 5-part series, I talked about using Expert Groups as a cooperative learning strategy in your classroom. Today I am going to outline the use of what I have termed “Q&A Match-Up.” I first saw this strategy used by one of my student teachers as a review activity before a […]

Cooperative learning strategies are made even easier when you have Team Tubs in your classroom. Learn how to make these creative kits with some basic school supplies. Co Teaching, Teaching Supplies, Classroom Supplies, Teaching History, Teaching Activities, Classroom Fun, Classroom Organization, School Supplies, Team Activities

Get Organized with Team Tubs

Team Tubs are an important way for my to get organized and use cooperative learning structures. Here's how to assemble your own team tubs.

Vision Task Effective Instructional Practices: Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly adds more student engagement to a lesson. I use this a lot when teaching and find it very effective. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Avid Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, Kagen Strategies, Formative Assessment Strategies, Differentiation Strategies, Differentiation In The Classroom

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy

Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.

Tips for Grading Cooperative Learning Lessons - Team project evaluation freebie included! Co Teaching, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Science, Learning Resources, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Leadership Activities, Group Activities, Cooperative Learning Groups

Tips for Grading Cooperative Learning Lessons

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Management strategy for cooperative learning teams. Each table has a red, yellow and green cup. Switch the cup to yellow if the group is being too loud. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Science, Student Teaching, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas

Cooperative Learning Management Strategy

If you follow me on Pinterest (my obsession), you may have seen this pin the other day: I will admit that I didn't even open the pin. I still haven't, but the description said: "Use green, yellow, and red colored cups for group work. When a table gets too loud, change the cup to yellow. If…

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Construction Materials length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks Team Building Games, Team Games, Group Games, Classroom Team Building Activities, Youth Games, Destination Imagination, Team Challenges, Group Activities, Teambuilding Activities

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials

Learn how to use Showdown, an interactive cooperative learning strategy kids lov. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Learning Apps, Collaborative Strategies, Avid Strategies, Learning Targets, Learning Quotes

Show What You Know!

What keeps cooperative learning from becoming chaotic? Structure, equal participation, and individual accountability! When all students are actively engaged, there's no time for misbehavior and learning is multiplied! Individual dry erase boards are essential if you want to foster active engagement. One of my favorite cooperative learning activities involving dry erase boards is "Showdown." This strategy includes all of the elements that make cooperative learning lessons successful. It has a…

Building a classroom community is very important and is an indicator of success. Icebreakers and other activities are important to implement during the first days of a new school year. It is important for all students to feel welcome and a part of their s First Day Of School Activities, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of School, Morning Meeting Activities, Middle School, Building Classroom Community, Community Building Activities, Responsive Classroom, Character Education

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor

Great ideas for pairing/grouping students together.many of which also reinforce academic content in simple ways. Classroom Organisation, Kindergarten Math, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Management, Learning Activities, Behaviour Management, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Strategies

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor

New scissors in colors for tables or label with # and an extra set for at centers Trash cans for centers too Color-Coded Supply Organization - great for cooperative learning teams that share a supply box! Classroom Organisation, Classroom Setup, School Organization, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Management, Classroom Labels, Organization Ideas, Teachers Toolbox

A Bright Idea: Color-Coded Supply Organization!

This sixth grade teacher joins in on the Bright Ideas Link Up to share her strategies for keeping supplies organized...

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Construction Materials length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks Team Building Games, Team Games, Group Games, Classroom Team Building Activities, Youth Games, Destination Imagination, Team Challenges, Group Activities, Teambuilding Activities

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks

Be a "four star participant" - excellent tool to use during small group instruction! Freebies and ideas on setting up close reading in your classroom too! would work for your rubric system! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Partner Reading, Learning Skills, Instructional Strategies, Guided Reading, Motor Skills, Classroom Behavior

Let’s Have a Close Talk FREEBIES (Chapter 7!) – Lyndsey Kuster

Hi Everyone! I’m here to discuss Chapter 7 of Close Reading in Elementary School with you all. I missed out on Chapter 6’s discussion. If you did too, you can go read it over […]

 Beginning of the year- COOPERATION! Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up mins) discuss what made teams successful. Team building and social skills! Team Building Activities, Group Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Building Games, Classroom Ideas, Feelings Activities, Counseling Activities

Spaghetti, Marshmallows, and COOPERATION!

I facilitated a lesson with 4th graders that involved spaghetti, marshmallows, and cooperation! I divided the class into groups of three or ...