The Power of Student Collaboration

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

Key Points

  • Collaboration provides 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.

Discussion Question

  • Consider where student collaboration would be appropriate in an upcoming lesson. What skills might your students need in order to collaborate successfully?

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