Get Started With Small Groups!
The first day of school has come and gone, and you are undoubtedly in the depths of getting to know your students. If you are like most teachers, you are noticing that your students are all over the map. How can you even begin to meet their needs???
We say leverage small groups in your classroom! This gives you a chance to work with rotating small groups of students and target their needs.
Check out this great new webpage, “Give every student a stake in group work”. Common Sense Education has created this webpage to provide several resources to promote shared ownership as students own their roles in their small group settings. Don’t miss the free download of “Group Work Roles That Promote Shared Ownership” - it's an excellent resource to begin conversations with students about group work expectations.
The image below from Education Week can help you to get the big picture of making small groups work in your classroom (Visit Education Week article here)