Tag Archives: cooperative learning

Making Cooperative Learning Groups Work

How can I keep my students more engaged in their science cooperative learning groups? —A., California Group working must be intentional. Defined roles help students keep one another accountable. They have to see and care that if they do not … Continue reading

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Cooperative learning in the lab

I teach fourth and fifth graders in our school’s “Discovery Lab.” With over 700 students I am constantly brainstorming procedures to help the lab run smoother. One thing that I want to try is to assign student roles for group … Continue reading

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What's new with NSTA's members?

NSTA members are in conversation in all kinds of places—on these blogs, in NSTA’s Listservs, on our new online communities, and throughout our external social media outposts, such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Recent conversations include cold weather experiments (a “hot” … Continue reading

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SciLinks and cooperative learning

Earlier this month, I was asked to search for and upload resources on cooperative learning for SciLinks (use the keyword “community collaborations”). There were many good sites, although some were published in the 1990s (interesting but a bit outdated) and … Continue reading

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Critical thinking

Two items titled “Critical Thinking” are on my desktop right now: the September issue of Science Scope and an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe Critical thinking? You need knowledge. In this article, the author Diane Ravitch discusses “21st century … Continue reading

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