Grouping without Fear: Effective Use of Groups in Classrooms

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This slidedeck accompanies a presentation on the effective use (and ineffective misuse!) of grouping in classrooms. Find the accompanying handout here http://bit.ly/groupinghandout.

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Grouping without Fear: Effective Use of Groups in Classrooms

  1. 1. Grouping without Fear with Lisa Van Gemert
  2. 2. shoaling
  3. 3. schooling
  4. 4. Let’s be groupers!
  5. 5. Lead by example.
  6. 6. Step 1: Decision Time
  7. 7. Can students benefit from a different perspective on this?
  8. 8. Is this material new to everyone?
  9. 9. Is there a tutor chance here?
  10. 10. Am I prepared to give more teacher support?
  11. 11. If collaborative grouping is right, then which kind?
  12. 12. casual cluster?
  13. 13. Will hybrid grouping work here? {jigsaw with an expert}
  14. 14. reasonable expectations
  15. 15. Step 2: Teach the Skills
  16. 16. Listen well.
  17. 17. clear and concise speech
  18. 18. Use graphic organizers to teach this.
  19. 19. Come to consensus.
  20. 20. Share reasoning, not just opinion.
  21. 21. take turns
  22. 22. Give time for self-reflection.
  23. 23. I feed you. You feed back.
  24. 24. Start small.
  25. 25. Mind your manners.
  26. 26. Step 3: Roles & Resources
  27. 27. Divide deliberately.
  28. 28. Create team identity.
  29. 29. Use timelines.
  30. 30. Who does what? Who has what?
  31. 31. What is my role? What is our goal?
  32. 32. Ideas!
  33. 33. blog
  34. 34. testing
  35. 35. Fun First
  36. 36. rubrics
  37. 37. Credit Love Opening video: Jens Petersen Shoaling fish: Uxbona, Wikimedia Commons Schooling fish: Jim and Becca Wicks, Wikimedia Commons Grouper: Diliff, Wikimedia Commons Rearview Mirror: iStock 000001342452 Other images: Morguefile.com
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