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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!

Teach Us Something New in a New Way
Teach Us Something New in a New Way

“Open our eyes to something new.”


When I first conducted the student engagement survey, no other response surprised me more than the recognition by multiple students that when they learn something new, they are most engaged. I mean, it seemed certainly obvious that learning new things was more exciting than hearing the same things over and over, year to year, but it wasn’t until I got deeper into the research that I realized just how much time per school year was spent not learning new things.

The Detrimental Practice of Overreviewing

The reason, of course, for so much review over the course of a school year is because of testing. Federal ...

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