Cooperative learning tips

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This is my second time featuring the content-rich blog of Brown Bag Teacher. I just love her detailed posts and lesson descriptions. Today I am highlighting her Kagan Cooperative Learning materials and tips. Check out the visuals she has created to teach students about group work, the bins she has assembled for discussions and the grouping cues she has affixed to student desks-genius!

Cooperative learning is such an elegant way to differentiate in the K-12 inclusive classroom. Groupings can be changed to accommodate interests, abilities or needs; peer and adult supports can be built into activities; and a range of skills can be embedded into lessons (e.g., listening, turn-taking, providing meaningful feedback). If you have not used a lot of cooperative learning this year, pick an idea highlighted in the featured post and get started this week!

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