Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting. Work directly with small groups of students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies.

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Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. For example, I worked with a school in Southern California that dedicated Mondays to whole group instruction then Tuesday through Friday were rotations.

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MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully.

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Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

The Problem with Grouping Learners by Age. Grouping students by age or manufacturer date is a contrived sorting mechanism. Grouping by Interests Rather Than Age. With groups of same aged peers, there may be no connections other than age.

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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. before they assign group work.

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Some ideas for peer collaboration projects, include peer editing, designing a group presentation, brainstorming about a topic or project, hosting a debate, or creating a collaborative story.

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This Is How You Teach A Group Of Students Online

EdNews Daily

Today, our guest is teacher Lynette, who teaches English online to groups of students at HAWO American Academy. I have been an online teacher for HAWO American Academy for two years, and now I solely teach trial group classes. I also helped launch the group classes.

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Experimenting with Math Testing in Groups

MiddleWeb

Michelle Russell's first try at giving a group math test – with students self selecting into groups of four – will add a new tool to her practice. Math Testing Meaningful Math achievement cons group math test Michelle Russell pros students responses

The Solution to Inclusion: Small Group Instruction

MiddleWeb

Co-teaching/UDL coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein makes the case for small group instruction being the very thing to engage co-teachers in co-designing accessible, meaningful learning and effective outcomes for everyone in inclusive classes.

CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Having a group of experienced company leaders to share experiences with can help you run a healthy, successful business. The post CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons appeared first on Market Brief.

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Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. There are several benefits to using the Whole Group Rotation.

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups. Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so. The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. Teaching group work groupin

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Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

” Student access to content to demonstrate knowledge should be the baseline when considering educational technology that supports and enhances small group reading instruction. The post Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction appeared first on edWeb.

40 Facebook Groups for Educators

Shake Up Learning

The post 40 Facebook Groups for Educators appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But I have found a gold mine in Facebook groups for educators. In fact, I have 40 Facebook Groups for Educators to share with you in this post! Below are 40 Facebook Groups for Educators.

Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works

MiddleWeb

In Group Work That Works, Paul Vermette and Cynthia Kline draw on research and experience to provide a thorough plan, supported by extensive resources, for implementing collaborative learning. Book Reviews Grouping challenges collaboration Cynthia L.

New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping

Dangerously Irrelevant

Educating children by age group assumes that the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture. New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping. What could you do as a school leader to hack at the deficiencies of same-age grouping… in the next two weeks?

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5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

Ditch That Textbook

Deliver assignments to small groups? Google announced a few changes to Google Classroom, and this one was the bombshell: assign activities to small groups [.]. Ed Tech differentiation edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom grouping gsuiteeduOne huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Everything you assigned had to go to every student.

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Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning

MiddleWeb

Brown help teachers think through the challenges of grouping and offer resources to develop effective groups and differentiate as needed for specific purposes. Dina Brulles and Karen L.

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups by TeachThought Staff Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so. The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The post 6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups appeared first on TeachThought.

3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD We love and encourage collaborative work between students (and teachers) and this is a staple in project-based learning to be sure.

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Gamify Your Writing Group

ProfHacker

What do you get when you ask members of a Games Research Group to each commit to 30 minutes of scholarly writing a day? The ideas of daily writing goals and writing groups are not new. Productivity gamification summer writing writing writing groups

Tencent-Affiliated Family Office Leads $15M Investment in Entangled Group

Edsurge

According to Paul Freedman, the name of his company, Entangled Group , is an homage to the physics research that his late father and a colleague undertook that proved Albert Einstein wrong about the theory of quantum entanglement. Untangling Entangled Part consultant, part investor and part company builder, Entangled Group fashions itself as a “venture studio,” a term that refers to organizations that research ideas and create companies.

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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. See below for more information and to sign up for a group or even create your own (I signed up for the NYC one as there isn''t one in Connecticut, YET).

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Group Maker: Automatically Make Groups with Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

This template allows you to copy and paste your roster of students and have them randomly divided up into groups. Default group size is 4. Change the group size in cell B1.

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With Flexible Grouping We Can Reach Every Kid

MiddleWeb

When students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling. The solution for teacher-author Amber Chandler is a "flexible classroom" where students rotate through strategic groupings to meet differentiated needs at various stages of the learning process.

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Google Groups - connect, share, communicate, discuss - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Groups has been around for a while, but sometimes gets overshadowed by things like Twitter, Facebook , Edmodo , and other social/learning networks. Google Groups is free, very easy to use and a great way to connect with people, access information and communicate.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Student Group Work

MiddleWeb

How do your students react when you ask them to work together in groups? Teacherpreneur and author Patrice Palmer shares strategies to plan ahead and avoid group project pitfalls and to help students see the benefits of working with each other.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping appeared first on TeachThought.

Peer Power: Get More from Group Work

MiddleWeb

Research leaves little doubt that strategic use of groups and teams boosts achievement for most students, says teacher educator Curtis Chandler. Learn about the key elements of group work and several digital tools that make forming groups flexible and efficient.

Google Classroom: Create Group Documents

Teacher Tech

One request I am often asked about Google Classroom is how to create documents for small groups. If you create a copy of a document for each student then each group member receives a copy, which can be confusing.

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CodeMonkey Acquired by TAL Education Group

Edsurge

Save the world” said today that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group. The invitation-only event drew a high-profile group of Chinese government, university and industry leaders. The co-hosts include the China Development Research Foundation, Beijing Normal University, Tencent, New Oriental, TAL Education Group and GSV, the US-based investment organization. BEIJING – CodeMonkey caught more than a few bananas today.

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Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker

Teacher Tech

If you are having students do work in small groups the activity may require a collaborative document for the students to work on. Manually creating documents for each group can be challenging. The post Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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ClassDojo Groups

Technology Tidbits

ClassDojo the world famous behavior/positive reinforcement manage system for schools has just released their new "group" feature. This highly requested feature will allow teachers to award points to not only an individual but a group as well. This is ideal for educators who like to put their class into groups or teams to spark collaborative learning. Devices ClassDojo Groups will work and sync across any iOS/Android device and any computer.

Create group assignments in Google Classroom

The Electric Educator

But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Create a new topic in Classroom to organize your group project 2. Copy the resources for each group I make a copy of my template for each group.

Reinventing Group Assignments with Applied Digital Skills

EdTechTeam

The benefits of group projects in the classroom are immeasurable. One of the headaches that come with group assignments is that they often result in an uneven distribution of work; one or two students complete a majority of the assignment while others are less involved.

GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template

Teacher Tech

This Add-on randomizes your roster and puts students into groups. It then makes a copy of a document from Google Drive for each group and […]. The post GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. GroupDocs Add On for Google Sheets It’s always a good day for me when I can get a little coding in. Yesterday I updated my GroupDocs Add-on for Google Sheets.

Google Forms & Group Discussion

EdTechTeam

to make a digital version and not fuss with a pile of paper and a clipboard as I walked around the room, or took notes during a Reading or Math group.

Is Facebook Really Kicking Members Out of Groups?

techlearning

If you are a member, moderator, or admin of any Facebook group, you may have heard a buzz that they are kicking out members unless they prove they are active

Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups

Teacher Tech

The post Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups appeared first on Teacher Tech. Students Collaborating on a Spreadsheet Students working in the same spreadsheet, yes please. If you have students doing collaborative work on a spreadsheet my Add-on TemplateTab might be super helpful. Template alicekeeler.com/templatetab Graphic Organizer The 2nd tab of the TemplateTab spreadsheet let’s you design a graphic organizer. Design the sheet to provide organization for what […].

Google Classroom: Creating Collaboration Groups

Teacher Tech

Using Google Classroom for a collaboration group helps to keep files neatly organized in Google Drive. If you are working with a group on creating and curating, where group members are […].