Group work helps students build skills and is critical in helping a student-driven program succeed. However, group work can be challenging to manage. Lack of accountability of individuals within a group, off-task conversations, and students who try to dominate the discussion are just some of the problems that occur during group interactions. Our 4–2–1 cooperative approach to learning offers a structure that helps teachers reduce some of these problems. Some strategies for facilitating group interaction are described in the downloadable pages below.
Topics in the download include:
- Varying 4-2-1 groups
- Teaching Group Interaction Skills
- Group Interaction Student Sheet: Developing Communication Skills
- Group Interaction Student Sheet: Evaluating Group Interaction
- Appointing Group Facilitators
- Using Teacher Discussion Starters
- Fostering conversation through
- Eliciting Questions
- Probing Questions
- Challenge Questions
- Addressing problems as they arise
- Group Interaction Scoring Guide
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