Studies have shown that allowing students to work in collaborative groups has many positive benefits. Some of these benefits are teaching students how to cooperate, increasing academic gains and encouraging a family dynamic in your classroom.
Selecting students to be in collaborative groups can be intentional by using data….or unplanned when you are needing students to quickly pair up to review a study guide, work on a project, share journal writing, etc.
I often found myself saying “Pick a partner,” and kids inevitably chose the same person (their best friend.) I knew I needed to find other quick ways to pair students up---and I knew they had to be fast and organized. Sooooo…..I created the App Friends Strategy!
I hope you enjoy it!!
If you are looking for more ways to collaboratively group your students check out my Collaborative Groups Mega Pack which has over 30 unique ways to pair and group your students!!