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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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  • Creating a Community of Math Leaders in High School

    When teachers utilize four Cs—check-ins, collaboration, connections, and communication—students gain confidence.
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  • 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.
  • Discussion Protocols That Engage All Students

    Class discussions work best when everyone participates, and these strategies for grades 6 to 12 help ensure that happens.
  • 3 Benefits of Math Conferences in Elementary School

    Elementary teachers can confer with students to assess and deepen their understanding of math concepts.
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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.
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    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.
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  • Using Problem-Solving to Build Community From Day 1

    When math students work together to solve logic puzzles on the first day of class, they learn to trust one another.
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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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  • 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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  • 5 Questions for Troubleshooting Project-Based Learning

    When PBL isn’t going as planned, sometimes it takes just a few tweaks to turn things around.
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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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  • 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 young girl is sitting in class, looking straight ahead with a playing card in her hand and a green sheet of paper on her desk. Other students in the classroom are sitting with green sheets of paper and playing cards about.

    Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

    Six factors to consider in designing lessons to help increase student engagement behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively.
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    Student-Centered Learning: It Starts With the Teacher

    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.
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