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Topic: co-operative learning
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DanH150093@aol.com

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Re: co-operative learning
Posted: Jun 28, 1995 12:59 AM
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Wayne-

I hear what you're saying about time. But, frankly, you can find a handful of
cooperative activities that are as easily implemented as anything else
(actually, I find cooperative learning sessions much less difficult than
activities centered upon me.)

But, first, it involves developing group work habits. I know this might seem
a bit out of character for me, but often I just give grades on how the kids
do three or four little things like (particularly early in the semester):

1) sit close to each other
2) lean forward, don't lounge
3) say nice things to each other

And actually you might have a few free minutes to sit down and do a little
work while the students are involved in their lesson.

Actually, I wrote a little article on producing some small boards for
cooperative learning purposes. These boards are really great. Easy and cheap
to make. If anyone's interested, I can e-mail.

Dan





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