Learn how to use manipulatives, concrete materials, and group work effectively!
This item is a 16 page PDF excerpted from my book, "The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable."
In just this single chapter (16 pages!), you'll learn:
Manipulatives and Hands-On Learning Advice:
-Inexpensive ways to get math manipulatives and hands-on learning materials
-Tips for organizing and storing manipulatives
-Procedures for distributing manipulatives
-Routines for introducing manipulatives to the class
-Teaching strategies that keep kids on task during hands-on activities
-Showing students the difference between using and playing with manipulatives (and making time for both)
-Tips for making abstract ideas more concrete across the curriculum: reading, writing, social studies, science, and more.
Cooperative Learning Advice:
-Questions to ask yourself before deciding to use cooperative learning
-How to decide when to use partner work and when to use group work
-Factors to consider when placing students in groups
-How to choose groups based on learning styles and intelligences
-Using sticker cards to divide kids into random groups
-Ideas for managing cooperative learning activities
-Tips for assigning group jobs and group leaders
-Teaching kids how to solve interpersonal problems during group work
Other chapters from "The Cornerstone" book are available for free on TpT:
You can also purchase the entire book (500 pages of resources!).
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