You know what's hard? Meeting standards, keeping kids managed, using required curriculum AND making your lessons engaging. But the research is clear: if students aren't engaged, they are only retaining a small portion of what we're teaching!
This pack provides you with 12 cooperative learning/engagement strategies to use with ANY lesson. I created a quick reference guide you can easily print and laminate, keep on your desk, and incorporate into what you're teaching with minimal planning. You don't have to stay at school until 6pm setting things up, buy special materials, or bribe them to pay attention.
In this pack you'll find:
-12 engagement strategies, ready to use
-Colorful posters explaining each strategy to your students (in kid friendly terms!)
-Desk Labels (to help arrange seating in a heterogeneous way, and have partners ready anytime)
-Buddy Up Cards - picture cards to pair your students up with a friend (Spongebob pairs up with Patrick .. Cake with ice cream, etc).
-Clock Buddies - another fun way to pair up ("Meet with your 2 o'clock partner and discuss ______").
-Signs for each corner of your room (for one strategy)
-Summary of how I used each of these things in my class.
-BONUS PAGE - with 12 tech. related engagement strategies/websites to use with your kids.
*Activities are great for back to school/getting to know you!
*Many things here could be used K-12, but has been tested specifically in primary grades.