Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly adds more student engagement to a lesson. These tips will help you get the most from it.
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Engagement Strategies reference page - perfect to have out during planning! From Teacher Trap's "Lesson Plan Pack."
Colorful Cooperative Learning Poster- Having posters around the classroom to help students remember ways to work together will help build community and establish expectations.
In a quick two minute video, learn how to play "Skunk", a game based on probability, great for the math classroom.
fun game for all grades!! love it! can use cones instead of polydots to cover- since I don't have enough colors for middle school each group may only be collecting maybe 5 beanbags but that should still work.
Nerves of Steel...great activity to get the kids to line up quietly!
Toxic Swamp: A cooperative game to use communication and teamwork.
Marker is attached to 8 strings, and the group has to write out a word by working together and only holding onto the last foot foot of each string