Monday, July 4, 2011
Productive Group Work based on Collaboration.
Small group teaching can be a challenge. Putting children together and expecting them to know how to organize, talk, and interact in a productive manner is not realistic. Teachers choosing to use any type of small group instruction in their classrooms, must provide protocols for students - modeling the strategies and supporting the students through the process several times. A great resource for establishing protocols is:
Productive Group Work: How to Engage Students, Build Teamwork, and Promote Understanding by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Sandi Everlove (Nov 30, 2009)
It is available on amazon.com.