Tag Archives: Cooperative Learning

Teamwork: Makes the dream work

There are two kinds of people in the world… 1. People who like group work 2. People who HATE group work (I’ve worked in groups that were worse off than these dogs) I fall into the second category (mostly), and … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: Mirrors and Windows

Howdy Bloggers, Today marks the fifth official installment of An Interesting Perspective. In this post, we will discuss constructivism and the significance behind a student’s prior knowledge and experience. What is Constructivism?  As defined by David T. Crowther in his article … Continue reading

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Together We Can Do Great Things

Groups vs Teams: I really like the quote above! Every student had different strengths and weaknesses. This is why working together is important. What you call people that are working together can make a difference in how they view themselves … Continue reading

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Collaboration Nation

In many classrooms, students sit in straight rows, face forward, and the teacher lectures at them for 45 to 55 minutes. The students take notes (or sleep) and then move on to their next class. This is not how students … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: Less Me, More We

Howdy bloggers, Today marks the fourth official installment on An Interesting Perspective. In this post, we will discuss cooperative learning and its importance within the classroom. What is cooperative learning? When you think back to the good ole days, what … Continue reading

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Who Packs Your Parachute?

  I have a question for you: why do we teach teamwork in schools? While you think about that one, consider this story- Charles Plumb was a jet pilot for the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war.  He had been … Continue reading

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There’s No “I” in Team

Cooperative Learning “Cooperative learning” may seem like a foreign concept to those who went through school with just lectures and tests with nothing else in between (I know a lot of my classes were formatted this way). The cooperative learning … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning, a Human Dinosaur, and Your Classroom

What does this video of marching band have to do with your classroom? To me, this video- and marching band itself- is the epitome of cooperative learning. “Cooperation! I do that in my classroom. My students have several group projects throughout … Continue reading

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