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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers contributed by Miriam Clifford There is an age-old adage that says, “two heads are better than one.” Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing? Yes, those two were, of course, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft. Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher-level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually. Groups tend to learn through “discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of other’s ideas.” Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually. Many consider Vygotsky the father of ‘social learning.’ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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Using Literacy Skills to Solve Math Word Problems When Concourse Village Elementary School (CVES) opened in 2013 in the wake of the planned phaseout of P.S. 385, which the New York City Department of Education had tagged with a D, students were struggling academically. “When we arrived, we found a major deficit across all content areas,” said incoming principal and school founder Alexa Sorden, who was particularly alarmed by the reading scores. “The first year was challenging because we were trying to come up with a plan and say, ‘OK, how are we going to make sure that all the children are reading on grade level so that they’re prepared?’”

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IDEA - Illinois Digital Educators Alliance - Resources for Creating an e-Learning Classroom We are in unprecedented times but we know that as dedicated and passionate educators, together we will find a way to rise up and create positive opportunities for those we serve. With that, the IDEA staff has been gathering suggestions and resources to support you during your planning and preparation for possible e-learning within your districts. We have attempted to compile information for all grade levels and for whatever current learning platforms you may be using. We wish each of you the best and please know that we are here to support you! We will be utilizing #IDEAil & the #ILedChat to share questions and best practices throughout the next few weeks.

Overcoming Test Anxiety in High School A rapid heartbeat. Sweaty palms. Clouded thoughts. COVID-19 We have all been tracking the spread of COVID-19, and we’ve been speaking with our community of schools to learn about what impact this is having on them and their students, how they’re handling the disruption, and what they need moving forward. What we’re finding is that there are a range of needs for both students and educators—some of whom are struggling and others who are thriving. We would like to help all our students have a positive learning journey until this ends. Over the past nine years, GOA has identified and trained educators in best practices for remote learning. 4 Ways a Learning Management System Can Benefit Students With ADHD Students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder often have difficulty keeping their things organized. Have you ever looked inside the backpack or desk of a student with ADHD? It may have looked like a hurricane had torn right through it. That doesn’t happen because such students are lazy or careless—students with attention challenges are typically not geared for this type of organization, and many of them also have concurrent learning and developmental disabilities like dyslexia, spectrum disorders, fine motor delays, or sensory integration issues that may add to the struggle. Try to imagine the stress felt by a student who has executive function deficits and graphomotor issues at the end of every school day when he has to scrawl down his homework while making sure he has all of the papers he needs in his overfull, messy backpack. What can we do to support students like this without having to constantly micromanage their organization?

Transitioning to Remote Teaching Blog Series – Post 1: Teacher Well-being – MAET Blog The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has caused many PreK-12 schools to transition from face-to-face instruction to some form of online learning. In order to support the transition to remote learning, the faculty, students, and alumni of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program have put together several blog posts which will focus on general considerations, challenges, and specific strategies at the PreK-12 level. In this first post of our series, we would like to start with an essential topic: teacher well-being during the transition to a new and different routine, under the pressure of the current circumstances. The world is not the same as it was a month ago, a week ago, even yesterday. We are not public health officials, but we do spend our professional lives steeped in the world of online and distance teaching and learning.

The Biggest Lesson of My First Year Teaching Overwhelming is the word that best describes my first year of teaching. I wasn’t prepared for the multitude of things on my plate. I didn’t have a handle on classroom management, and I left each day feeling exhausted and defeated. The Virtual Presenter's Guide to Using Zoom Meeting Tools This guide is designed for virtual presenters, trainers, and facilitators who use Zoom Meetings. It includes some of the most commonly used features of Zoom for interactive virtual meetings, presentations, and other live online learning sessions.

Cooperative Learning: Get Tips Cooperation starts at the top! Teachers who use cooperative learning in their classrooms have developed techniques that make the most of this method-- and they share them. From forming groups to using rubrics, these ideas will make any lesson of a cooperative nature a little more fun! Included: Teacher tips, a rubric for grading students' cooperative efforts, and additional online resources!

10 Fun Alternatives to Think-Pair-Share All learners need time to process new ideas and information. They especially need time to verbally make sense of and articulate their learning with a community of learners who are also engaged in the same experience and journey. In other words, kids need to talk!!

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