Grouping Without Fear: Small Group Instruction in the Classroom


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Imagine this vibrant learning scene: groups of students, working busily to accomplish tasks within their groups, all listening and engaging together. That is the utopia of small group learning. However, it takes more than arranging a few desks and handing out instructions for this ideal learning situation to occur. Planning and strategy are necessary. In this course, you will learn how to set up groups for success and how to assess their effectiveness.

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To group or not to group? That is a question faced each day by educators as administrators continue to encourage small group learning in the classroom. Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., discusses whether small groups are always necessary and, when they are used, how to effectively group students and how to support the group process. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:
  • The different types of grouping
  • How to determine if groups are appropriate for a specific lesson
  • The skills students need to operate effectively in groups
  • Roles and resources for group work
  • How to encourage team identity
  • Assessment tools for group learning

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3 reviews for Grouping Without Fear: Small Group Instruction in the Classroom

  1. Diana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Loved it!!

  2. Carmen – MERCEDES ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very helpful to grouping the students on:
    1.- Decision time
    2.-Teach the skill
    3.-Roles and resources

  3. Jayson – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    There is a lot of valuable information in this course. It will assist any teacher to be more aware of how to group students for projects or just daily lessons/learning.

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