Thumbs Up/Thumbs Sideways
Numbered Heads Together
Intentional Grouping and Varied Grouping
Paired Verbal Fluency
Other Ideas for Collaboration
Working with your SAT teams or setting up an appointment with a coach are excellent ways for you as a teacher to collaborate!
The tips below come from the good folks at AVID. To ensure you are planning effective group work, check back on this list and make sure you can answer each question!
Quick Start Tips for Collaboration
To maximize the positive impact of effective collaboration, a teacher needs to focus attention to the following guiding questions when planning.
Cuseo, J. (1997). Guidelines for group work. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching Newsletter, 7(3), 11-16.
Encouraging collaboration and accountability can be a unique teaching challenge. We want kids to talk to each other, but we want to make sure they are talking about the class material. In the slide show below, you will find several helpful tips for grouping students.