Working together to solve problems and complete projects deepens students' learning and builds collaborative skills. Learn how to design activities to help develop these skills.
- Even the youngest students can collaborate productively to push each other’s learning through a protocol that introduces peer feedback.
- When students are taught to listen to each other’s ideas, give regular feedback, and focus on strong communication, they become skilled collaborators.
- This simple activity helps students practice giving and receiving peer feedback—and gets them out of their desks.
- Giving students randomly assigned roles in their group work helps ensure that they all participate.
- Six factors to consider in designing lessons to help increase student engagement behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively.
- Vertical learning—a framework for high quality group work—showcases student thinking for everyone to see.
- Teachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.
- Sentence starters that students use to join a class discussion encourage both academic thinking and social connectedness.
- Simple strategies you can use to have kids teach each other—a research-proven path to better learning.