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 […]
The School Potato
The School Potato: build a giant web of yarn to help students learn team work. This leads into a great discussion about how we're stronger when we work all together.
Get Organized with Team Tubs
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.
In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy
In Praise of Think-Pair-Share: Click the image above to go to our 16-minute podcast about the benefits of this strategy and some tips for making the most of it.
Cooperative Learning Management Strategy
Management strategy... Totally trying this idea this year. Each table has a red, yellow and green cup. Switch the cup to yellow if the group is being too loud...
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
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 small community which actually a part of an even bigger one. Feeling comfortable will help create resilient learners that have confidence in sharing their ideas without fear of being judged.
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
Spaghetti, Marshmallows, and COOPERATION!
Back-to-School Teambuilding Activity: Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up (10 mins) discuss what made teams successful.