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.
Small Group Reading Instruction in the Elementary GradesReading is a social experience, and these frameworks for small group instruction prioritize relationship-building while supporting reading proficiency.490
A Collaborative Approach to Mistake AnalysisThis method calls for students working in groups to create problems, point out common errors, find solutions, and then explain the process.1.3k
Making a Math Lesson More Hands-OnWhen teachers provide opportunities for students to construct figures and play with dimensions while exploring geometry, math becomes more accessible to everyone.
22 Powerful Closure ActivitiesQuick activities that can be used to check for understanding or emphasize key information at the end of a lesson.46.9k
How Peer Teaching Assistants Can Support Multilingual LearnersConsistent interaction with fellow students who know what it’s like to learn a new language can offer multilingual learners essential support.171
How to Support and Sustain Rich Classroom DiscussionsHigh-functioning classrooms feature rich, inclusive discussions. Here’s how you can set students up for success before gracefully removing yourself from the equation.409
5 Vocabulary Games That Build Content KnowledgeEngaging games support student understanding of subject-specific vocabulary and help ensure retention of content knowledge.1.4k
Student-Centered Learning: It Starts With the TeacherTeachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.22.4k
Developing Classroom Values Collaboratively With StudentsHigh school teachers can facilitate classroom management through an approach centered on shared values established with student input.299
Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning ActivitiesSix factors to consider in designing lessons to help increase student engagement behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively.21k
3 SEL Practices Teachers Can Use Every DayThese social and emotional learning strategies won’t take a lot of time, but they can have a big impact on middle and high school students.4.8k
A Better Breakout Room Experience for StudentsFive strategies that help middle and high school students form a community of learners in the virtual classroom.4.3k
5 Review Activities That Kids Actually LikeContent review doesn’t need to be boring—here’s how to liven it up and make the information stick.1.9k
5 Strategies to Deepen Student CollaborationUse these five best practices to help your students build a valuable 21st-century skill.12.2k
A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Students to Work in GroupsA strategy for giving students explicit feedback on group interactions promotes participation and collaboration.2.3k