Group-Work Strategies

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3.Elevator Talk
6.Gallery Walk
7.Modified Gallery Walk
8.Fortune Cookie
9.Give 1 – Get 1
10.Hot Potato
11.Hot Seat
13.I Spy
14.Math Chat
16.Musical Boards
17.Listening Post
18.Board Meeting
19.Numbered Heads
20.Participation Quiz
21.Pairs Check
22.Peer Edit
23.Pick Three
24.Proximity Partners

Reciprocal Teaching

26.Red Light Green Light
27.Silent Debate
28.Swap meet
29.Teammates Consult (Pencils in the middle)
32.Traveling Salesman
33.Walk and Talk
34.Tuning Protocol
37.The Great Debate
38.Board Quick Check
39.Two for one
41.Reflection Round-up
42.Get Real
43.Different representations on white boards
44.Reflection Review
45.Recruiting Drive
46.Troubled Twins
47.Design your own
48.Dragon Tail 
49.Around the world teaching
50.Notice Wonder



Gallery Walk

Participants will learn and practice Group-Work Strategies. Many of the strategies I use come from the CPM curriculum, some are from other various sources and some I wrote myself. Currently I have 50. In this course, we will cover the top twelve. The remaining will be listed on my website and reviewed on a weekly basis.

It is well-established that students learn better in groups. These strategies will make the experience more effective and more enjoyable.

Here are a few examples:

  1. Gallery Walk – Students take a minute to walk around and see each others’ work. The they return and continue their work.
  2. The Great Debate – Two groups are chosen that have differing solutions to explain why their solution is better.
  3. Impersonation – One group presents another groups work as if it were their own.
  4. Think-Ink-Pair-Share – Students work a problem, write it down, pair with their shoulder partner and then share with the group.
  5. Swap Meet – one or two students swap groups in order to share ideas
  6. Troubled Twins – Find someone with a different answer or solution than yours. Determine which is better.
  7. Board meeting – Students present their White Board solutions to the class
  8. Musical Boards – Groups rotate to the next board and Continue their solution without changing their work.