What is Kagan? <ul><li>Kagan Cooperative Learning provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for students to be engaged and more academically successful </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more in charge of their learning and helping their peers to learn </li></ul>
Group/Student Formation A1 B2 A4 B3 Academic levels: A1 is medium-high B2 is medium-low A4 is high B3 is low
Kagan Structures Kagan includes 36 cooperative learning structures designed to enhance student learning. In the following slides, you will see 3 structures demonstrated within our classrooms.
Rally Coach In Rally Coach, students are paired and take turns practicing a skill while the other is a coach and then they reverse the roles.
Talking Chips Students are given tokens and the teacher provides students with the discussion topic. Students then place a token in order to contribute to the conversation.
Match Mine *modified for math class During Match Mine, students are given note cards with math facts and they circulate around the room until they locate another student who has an equivalent math fact
Our personal feelings: Dana: Kagan grouping has helped with classroom management. I believe it has to be personalized to meet each classroom’s need. Lindsey: In my classroom, Kagan grouping has been beneficial in helping students to work cooperatively and effectively in situations normally unfamiliar to them. Ann: Kagan creates a level playing field for all students, no matter their academic abilities.
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