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and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy (Post 2 of Got to Teach!: Q and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy -- easily adaptable to SpanishGot to Teach!: Q and A Match-Up: A Cooperative Learning Strategy -- easily adaptable to Spanish Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Collaborative Strategies, Avid Strategies, Cooperative Games, Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods

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: 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. Back To School Activities, Work Activities, Teaching Activities, School Ideas, Web Activity, Activity Games, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, Cooperative Learning

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.

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. Co Teaching, Teaching Supplies, Classroom Supplies, Teaching History, Teaching Activities, Classroom Fun, Learning Resources, Classroom Organization, School Supplies

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.

Vision Task Effective Instructional Practices: Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly adds more student engagement to a lesson. I use this a lot when teaching and find it very effective. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Siop Strategies, Differentiation Strategies, Critical Thinking Activities, Thinking Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, Differentiated Instruction

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.

Tips for Grading Cooperative Learning Lessons - Team project evaluation freebie included! Co Teaching, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Science, Teaching Ideas, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Leadership Activities, Group Activities, Cooperative Learning Groups

Tips for Grading Cooperative Learning Lessons

Tips for Grading Cooperative Learning Lessons - Team project evaluation freebie included!

Management strategy for cooperative learning teams. Each table has a red, yellow and green cup. Switch the cup to yellow if the group is being too loud. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Science, Cooperative Games, Student Teaching, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas

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." Construction Materials length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks Beginning Of School, First Day Of School, Sunday School, Middle School, Team Building Games, Team Games, Group Games, Classroom Team Building Activities, Youth Games

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

Learn how to use Showdown, an interactive cooperative learning strategy kids lov. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Learning Apps, Collaborative Strategies, Avid Strategies, Learning Targets

Show What You Know!

Learn how to use Showdown, an interactive cooperative learning strategy kids love for review and practice!

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 s First Day Of School Activities, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of School, Morning Meeting Activities, Middle School, Building Classroom Community, Community Building Activities, Responsive Classroom, Character Education

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

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.

New scissors in colors for tables or label with # and an extra set for at centers Trash cans for centers too Color-Coded Supply Organization - great for cooperative learning teams that share a supply box! Social Studies Classroom, Classroom Community, Classroom Setup, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Labels, Teachers Toolbox, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks

A Bright Idea: Color-Coded Supply Organization!

Color-Coded Supply Organization - great for cooperative learning teams that share a supply box!

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Construction Materials length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks Beginning Of School, First Day Of School, Sunday School, Middle School, Team Building Games, Team Games, Group Games, Classroom Team Building Activities, Youth Games

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

Be a "four star participant" - excellent tool to use during small group instruction! Freebies and ideas on setting up close reading in your classroom too! would work for your rubric system! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Reading, Teaching Resources, Partner Reading, Instructional Strategies, Human Resources, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Behavior

Let’s Have a Close Talk FREEBIES (Chapter 7!) – Lyndsey Kuster

be a "four star participant" - excellent tool to use during small group instruction!

 Beginning of the year- COOPERATION! Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up mins) discuss what made teams successful. Team building and social skills! Classroom Fun, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Counseling Activities, Team Building Activities, Group Activities, Building Games, Feelings Activities

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.