Setting and enforcing strong expectations for group work from the beginning of the year can make all the difference in the world.
Develop Guidelines for Success- I am a big fan of acronyms. It sets clear guidelines about what you should be doing during that activity to be successful as well as the behavior expectations.
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What are your expectations for students when working in pairs or groups? good management needs to be in place FIRST -You can make up your own -- teach this before working in groups! Post in the room and refer to it often!
Cooperative Learning: This free PDF packet includes documents for self evaluation, peer evaluation, progress assessment, group checklist, two rubrics, and...