Most teachers will tell you that group work, done well, is important to student success. But just how do you pull it off?
We're back after a brief break to kick off our summer season talking about cooperative learning. Claire and Jim explore the differences between cooperation and collaboration in the classroom. Claire shares her experience designing group-related learning activities, and she gives us her take on whether it's better to let students pick groups, pick groups for them, or leave it to random chance.
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