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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 One: Let Us Work Together
Let Us Work Together
“I feel stronger working in groups . . .”
No response appeared in the student engagement survey with more frequency than that of getting to collaborate, talk, and work with their peers. Period.
Regardless of their age or region, the students who were surveyed insisted that this one strategy drew them into learning deeper than [Page 18]any other method. And it’s no surprise. After all, the research shows this to be true as well.
According to Linda Darling-Hammond and Brigid Barron in their 2012 post for Edutopia, “Research ...