Jigsaw for Problem Solving - Create Novice-Expert Groups

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Students love to teach one another from cheat sheets and graphic organizers included for any topic.

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Enjoy this complete guide to small groups to motivate learning and leading any topic! Your secondary students will dig for facts from a text or lesson and to brainstorm these through student-generated questions.

First students meet in novice teams which are fully illustrated here. Then each team creates an interesting two-footed question to explore one key aspect of the lesson theme.

The initial groups (or novice groups) number their members from 1 – 6 . After questions are recorded in the chart provided – teams then shift (into expert groups) to brainstorm and research answers. How so?

To form the teaching, or expert groups – all the 1s from novice groups meet together. All the 2’s meet together. All the 3s meet together – and so on (until all 6 members are into new groups).

Expert groups address and lead responses to questions in a shared chart that corresponds to their group number. Group with #1s – will address question 1 and so on.

Teachers see how to distribute lecture notes to be used as cheat sheets here, or students can search online, as well as use text and library resources.

Students find guidance to engage their class in cool questions, answers and supportive facts. The task generates curiosity by offering choices to teams and using student-led questions to engage their peers. In these brain-based circles – expect creative and productive insights to follow any lesson topic.

At the session end – each student submits an individual chart – showing all questions listed and notes they jotted down during each team’s responses. They are then engaged to see how these actively generated answers will help them on a test that evaluates their understanding of all 6 lesson topics.

Faculty move around the interactive groups as facilitators to ensure all questions are germane and that answers are accurately recorded.

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

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If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!
Ellen

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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset

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Jigsaw for Problem Solving - Create Novice-Expert Groups
Jigsaw for Problem Solving - Create Novice-Expert Groups
Jigsaw for Problem Solving - Create Novice-Expert Groups
Jigsaw for Problem Solving - Create Novice-Expert Groups