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Making Cooperative Learning Powerful

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cooperative learning, collaboration, student teams, F16TLCCT4, Su18C
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element E: Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership.

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This article from Educational Leadership describes five key practices that make cooperative learning effective.

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Slavin, R. E. (2014). Making Cooperative Learning Powerful. Educational Leadership,72(2), 22-26. Retrieved from

Additional notes

To find ideas and strategies for collaborative learning structures check out CPM's (college prep math) descriptions of dozens of ways teachers can have students work together. Although written with an angle towards mathematics instruction, many of the suggestions can be tweaked for use in any content area or grade level.

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