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Beyond Think-Pair-Share
A Quick Guide to Effective Collaboration




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ISBN 9780367374549
October 27, 2020 Forthcoming by Eye on Education
110 Pages

 
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Book Description

This book shows you how to teach K-12 students to work in pairs and groups more effectively, so that true collaboration can happen in the classroom. Coming from their experience in social work and classroom teaching, Christina M. Krantz and Laura Gullette Smith explain the problems that can occur with traditional think-pair-share models and offer refreshing solutions. They provide practical strategies on helping students build collegial peer relationships, learn to share tasks, and hold deeper discussions. Each chapter offers useful strategies you can implement immediately. This book includes an invaluable appendix of resources the authors share when leading workshops, as well as rubrics, agendas and classroom tools designed with the strategies covered in each chapter in mind.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How Do you Do It? Building Connections with Students

Chapter 2: How Do you Do It? Building Connections between Students

Chapter 3: Laying the Foundation for Collaborative Learning

Chapter 4: Making Sure Your Students Have the Necessary Essential Skills

Chapter 5: Collaborative Strategies for Effective Learning

Chapter 6: What to Do When it Doesn’t Go as Planned

Appendix A: Strategies at a Glance

Appendix B: Additional Resources

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Biography

Christina M. Krantz is an Educational Consultant and Certified Social Worker at Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative with 9 years of educational experience. Areas of expertise include mental health, building relationships, resiliency, trauma informed care and post-secondary transition for students with disabilities. Follow her on social media at @ChristinaK1978 (Twitter); christina_krantz (Instagram).

Laura Gullette Smith is an instructional consultant at Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative with 23 years in the field of education that includes K-5 classroom experience, instructional coaching, as well as consulting and training school districts PreK-12 in Central Kentucky. Follow her on social media at @lgullsmith (Twitter); @llgull (Instagram).