When our students are engaged in their learning, they are more likely to achieve their learning goals. There are a variety of tools and strategies to engage students in collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Work through the tasks below to show how you are engaging your students in your classroom.
Student Engagement Tasks
A thoughtful classroom layout and table mats for team roles are important first steps in implementing Kagan Structures in your classroom.
Classbuilding is the process that moves a room of individuals to a caring community of active learners.
The majority of cooperative learning interactions are with teammates, so it is important to build relationships among teams.
In pairs, students take turns responding orally to a question posed by the teacher.
In pairs, students share with a partner for a predetermined time while the partner listens. Then partners switch roles.
Students quiz a partner, get quizzed by a partner, and then trade cards to repeat the process with new partners.
Students stand up, put their hands up, and quickly find a partner with whom to share or discuss.
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