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Use these 10 strategies to teach and communicate content that sticks! Students learn best when collaborating, talking, and working with their peers. That’s what Edutopia blogger and education expert Heather Wolpert-Gawron discovered when she surveyed students nationwide. Now you can hear from the students themselves and discover 10 comprehensive and fresh ideas on precisely what and how to capture your students’ imagination and minds for deep learning, everyday. This research-based approach to cooperative learning provides plentiful lesson ideas, vignettes, videos, and insightful student interviews to help you: • Understand the research base for collaborative learning • Implement and manage competitively cooperative student work group • Incorporate movement, visual tools, and technology • Develop achievement-based PBL projects • Conduct your own student survey for increased student ...
Chapter Nine: Mix Things Up
Mix Things Up
“It is so boring when we do the same thing over and over again.”
This chapter covers one of the most frequently mentioned responses on the survey: mixing up the methods of teaching rather than merely focusing on one. Teaching should be like a braid, one that weaves together many strategies.
Sure, it’s valuable to have different teachers become experts in one method or another; that creates a great [Page 192]diversity of implementation on a school site. But what students are requesting is that each teacher also embed a diversity of ...