158 pages | 14 B/W Illus.
Motivate your students and create an engaging classroom environment with the time-tested strategies in this book. Drawing on over 35 years of experience, author and consultant John D. Strebe offers a wealth of advice for teachers who want to encourage collaboration and team learning among students of all grade levels. This expanded second edition includes activities and examples across the subject areas, as well as new reproducible tools for classroom use. Topics include…
John D. Strebe taught secondary mathematics for 38 years in the Maryland public schools. He conducts workshops for teachers across the country, providing instruction on setting up a cooperative and engaging classroom.
"For teachers seeking an informative and pragmatic guide to collaborative learning, John D. Strebe's second edition of Engaging Students Using Cooperative Learning provides support and direction for planning, first days of implementation, and adjustments as the classroom moves from the beginning stages to the more sophisticated stages of collaboration in the classroom. Educators looking for grouping ideas, leaders looking for pedagogical approaches, and those looking for ways to improve their current use of collaborative learning will find applicable material in this second edition." – Allie Hannon, English Teacher, Tomahawk Creek Middle School, Midlothian, Virginia
"This wonderful approach to relationship-building and cooperative grouping in the classroom is sure to energize and inform the debate about how to make learning fun and safe for adolescents. John D. Strebe’s approach reminds us that we can’t teach skills and concepts unless we first authentically engage with our students in meaningful ways. The fortunate students in classrooms modeled after Strebe’s, will learn very important "people" skills, while also learning content in an environment without fear." – Dana Dusbiber, Literacy Teacher, Rosa Parks K-8 School, Sacramento, CA
About the Author
1. The First Day
2. First Weeks
3. Team Building/Class Building
4. Collaborative Worksheets
5. Collaborative Review/Tests
6. Interactive Lecture
7. Key Ideas
8. Student Feedback/Advice
9. Carolina Pairs/Carolina Teams
10. Additional Teambuilders