This set of posters can be enlarged and displayed on your classroom walls to remind students of proper discussion protocols. The first poster, Meaningful Conversations, provides students with sentence starters that they can use when engaging in discussions.
Cooperative Learning Group Labels- this activity/printable sheet of paper can help students manage their time and become cooperative and effective team members in a group setting. Each student has a role in the group. This helps with cooperative learning and global competence. No matter what role they have students will have different perspectives and will have to learn how to support each others ideas.
The consensus placemat is a great way to focus students' attention and activate prior knowledge! This cooperative learning activity is one of my favorite no-prep, anticipatory sets. Read on to see how the consensus placemat works, view examples, and grab a free printable template!