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Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning Strategies Discuss this eTheme.

Read articles that define and explain how to use cooperative learning strategies in the classroom. Includes cooperative learning lesson plans for a variety of subjects and grade levels and video demonstrations of various cooperative learning techniques. There are links to eThemes Resources Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning for High School, Teaching Tips: Cooperative Problem Solving Tasks, and Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Elementary Students.

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This article explores cooperative learning, how it works, and how it can benefit students; includes links to research publications that support cooperative learning.
This research article by Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent provides information about cooperative learning and provides different strategies for incorporating cooperative learning into a classroom.
This video explains and demonstrates the cooperative learning strategy called jigsaw. (Total Running Time: 9:19). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video explains and demonstrates the cooperative learning strategy called Think-Pair-Share. (Total running time 5:42). NOTE: This site includes ads.
This video explains the cooperative learning tool – Silent Card Shuffle. (Total Running Time: 3:55). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Learn about the basic elements of cooperative learning, helpful tips, and the structure of cooperative learning activities such as: think-pair-share, three-step interview, roundtable, numbered heads together, pairs check, send a problem and jigsaw.
Learn more about cooperative learning strategies you can use in the classroom, including: jigsaw; numbered heads together; and think, pair, share. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more out cooperative learning, its purpose, how you can do it, how it can be adapted, assessment and evaluation considerations and teach resources.
This resource includes cooperative learning pages, and free cooperative learning printables.
Learn more about how to organize your classroom for cooperative learning. Includes information on working in small groups; group size; cooperative learning strategies; learning role cards; and role of carers in the classroom.
This is a lesson plan for teaching poetry using cooperative learning strategies.
This lesson is designed to help improve relations among students though get-to-know-you activities.
This page discusses elements of cooperative learning and direct instruction, and also lists several ideas for class activities.
What does it mean to be a team? In this lesson plan, students can learn to define teamwork and work together in groups. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This is an activity for younger students to encourage communication and positive socialization.
These warm up activities involve movement and language to encourage a class to work together as a group.
These sites are about using technology to enhance cooperative learning for secondary classrooms. Read articles that define and explain how to use cooperative learning, design projects, and make effective groups. Included are eThemes resources on using Wikis, online journals, and blogs.
Problem solving can be fun. Explore the following activities where kids are encourage to think creatively, share thoughts and opinions, create, discuss and solve problems, and than draw conclusions. Includes science, mathematical, logical, and environmental games and activities.
Here are suggestions for games, activities, and lesson plans to encourage team building among elementary school students. There are indoor and outdoor activities, and cross-curricular lesson ideas. Many of these activities can be adapted for different age groups. Included are eThemes resources on cooperative learning and cooperative problem solving.

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