The Power of Student Collaboration

A teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School in Calgary structures her class so her students have many opportunities to work collaboratively.



  • Collaboration provide opportunities for students to think more deeply about their learning.
  • Through discussion and collaboration, students are not only engaged, but also build confidence.
  • Students are provided with many opportunities to practice, and to apply skills and strategies.
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  • Consider where student collaboration would be appropriate in an upcoming lesson. What skills might your students need in order to collaborate successfully?
  • How can the lesson be structured in order to be successful with both the learning goal as well as the collaborative process?