In yesterday’s post, Teens, Their Brains, & Working In Groups, I mentioned that I would be posting a “The Best…” list today sharing a few very practical and simple ideas on how to work effectively with small groups in the classroom.
This “The Best…” list is a bit different from my lengthy The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas post. That is a much more involved list, while this post is more focused on the everyday basics of just doing a simple small group activity.
Here are my choices for My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom:
Thirteen teachers left responses in the comments of my post, “What Do You To Make Sure Small Groups Work Well In Class?”
Solutions to Social Loafing is a report on forming small groups in classes that has some very interesting, if not unsurprising, findings.
Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds is from The Guardian.
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