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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 choice Move beyond just teaching content. Build a strong classroom community where students chew on, process, mull over, and retain information everyday using these 10 deep engagement strategies!
Chapter Seven: Help Us Create Something With What We’ve Learned
Help Us Create Something With What We’ve Learned
“I want to actually have experience doing whatever it is that I am learning.”
To this day, I remember the project I created in eighth-grade English after reading Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Ms. Suave had us create an LP (I know, I just dated myself. An LP is a record album for those who don’t know). Anyway, she had us create an album of “songs” that reflected the themes and characters of the play. What we all created was album art and a list of poetry in the liner notes that included iambic pentameter as well as loose rhyme schemes peppered with humor from the Bard’s work. I remember well ...