Tips for Collaborative Learning

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Tips for Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is a great way for students to strengthen their communication skills and build community in the classroom, but it isn’t always easy. Here are a few tips I have for managing collaborative learning in the classroom.

1. Explain the value

Group work is new to some students. Make sure you explain the value in working together. …
Better yet, ask students to explain the value of group work. My students most frequent responses are:

  • “I can learn from my classmates.”
  • “It’s fun to teach someone.”
  • “We get more practice speaking and listening.” Continue reading