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The idea of ‘talk types’ is loosely related to Cooperative learning group roles, though the functions described in ‘talk types’ are less based on leadership skills, and more based on communication skills: both of which are vital in any workforce. There are six talk types that your students can use as a supplement to their

Anyone who has been in the world of education for any significant amount of time knows that blanketed instruction, or teaching all students in the same way and expecting them all to learn the same thing, just doesn’t work. We also know, unfortunately, that providing individualized instruction for every student in a class, or even

              Knowing your way around in breakout groups is crucial for the seamless administration of online collaborative activities. This post shares tips regarding assigning students and communicating with them. The next post will share tips for monitoring students and ending the groups.   Assigning Students   1. Assign multiple students

    Like many of you, I have Facebook and LinkedIn account, and I’m a member of a lot of educational groups on these two giant social media platforms. A lot of these groups post some excellent gems of information in the form of infographics. I particularly like this one because it’s all about respecting

During your course, it’s always good to get to know your students. In a class of 24 students, you can do this activity to start your first 50-minute session and end your second 50-minute session. It’s quite simple. For each of these sessions, one student shows two to three artifacts that are personally important to

Do your students sometimes look bored when you are giving a mini-lecture? Does it feel like you are speaking into the wind from time to time? Do you want to say “Hey! Are you paying attention or what?” There’s a simple routine solution to fix that, and to get your students to be more attentive,

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