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Collaborative Learning

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.

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  • Improving Feedback and Fostering Collaboration With Technology

    Teachers can use a variety of tools to help students become comfortable with receiving, incorporating, and giving feedback.
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  • 5 Review Activities That Kids Actually Like

    Content review doesn’t need to be boring—here’s how to liven it up and make the information stick.
  • 60-Second Strategy: Ask 3 Before Me

    When students help each other in the classroom, they gain confidence and independence—and you get to keep on teaching.
  • How A Teacher Turned His Classroom into a High Functioning Non-Profit

    This powerful PBL unit turned a ninth-grade classroom into a non-profit—complete with an accounting division, a full-fledged marketing team, and a well-attended fundraising event.
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Students to Work in Groups

    A strategy for giving students explicit feedback on group interactions promotes participation and collaboration.
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  • Creating Authentic Audiences for Student Work

    Teachers can guide students to share their learning with different groups of people, creating a deeply engaging learning experience.
    394
  • Two teenagers are sitting at a table with a laptop, one is holding a cell phone charger and the other is holding a cell phone, connecting it to a white wire.

    22 Powerful Closure Activities

    Quick activities that can be used to check for understanding or emphasize key information at the end of a lesson.
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  • A 4 Step Approach to Planning Collaborative Experiential Learning

    Teachers can guide high school students to be active participants in their learning by having them work together on authentic tasks.
    244
  • Foundations of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching

    Teachers can provide multiple ways for English learners to engage with lessons and demonstrate their understanding.
    218
  • 60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

    This simple activity helps students practice giving and receiving peer feedback—and gets them out of their desks.
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  • The Advantages of Heterogeneous Student Groups in Math

    When students with diverse performance levels are grouped together, everyone benefits.
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  • Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Building community in a concurrent teaching model is challenging, but collaborative learning is possible with the right virtual tools.
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  • A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students

    Five strategies that help middle and high school students form a community of learners in the virtual classroom.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: Cooperative Learning Roles

    Giving students randomly assigned roles in their group work helps ensure that they all participate.
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  • Using PBL to Build a Strong Learning Community

    A grade-level project-based learning unit provides academic and social benefits as students work both in small groups and as a whole class.
    169

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