Students and teachers alike will benefit from this thoughtful, comprehensive approach to what is considered today to be the number one employability skill.—Mary McGee, professor at Mohawk College, Canada
Group projects present teachers with challenges unlike those found in individual study, and for group work to succeed, students must master a range of important skills.
Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills offers a versatile series of group exercises to develop these important abilities. Designed primarily for use with teen and adult learners, Patrice Palmer’s group activities offer a solid framework easily incorporated into your class’s larger curriculum. Each activity is broken down into easily digested steps and ends with self-reflective questions to help students evaluate their contributions to the group.
With exercises based on sound pedagogical principles and twenty years of classroom- and curriculum-design experience, Palmer’s workbook is a must for every teacher and learning-resource center.
Here’s what teachers are already saying about Successful Group Work.
The skills associated with successful group work go way beyond the classroom. They are life skills that can be applied in all areas of our lives. Patrice Palmer has produced a wonderful course that makes complete sense and has a clear purpose. It is a must for any teacher and every resource room. – Chris Mares, author of 50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher
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While group work is often considered essential to language teaching, many teachers are unsure of how to prepare students to work together. Palmer’s book explains how to get students ready for group work activities, and gives several low prep activities to make lessons more successful. Highly recommended! – Hall Houston – author of Provoking Thought and Creative Output, lecturer at National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences
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Students and teachers alike will benefit from this thoughtful, comprehensive approach to what is considered today to be the number one employability skill. – Mary McGee, Professor Mohawk College, Canada
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Practical, clear, and flexible, this is a useful resource with 13 activities for teachers of teenagers and adults. Completing all activities will prepare and guide students through every step in the group work process. Thanks to the user-friendly format, teachers can also easily select individual activities to best meet students’ needs.
– Julie Vorholt, Instructor, Academic English Studies, Lewis & Clark University
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Successful Group Work is a creative collection of challenging and stimulating team building activities. It’s a wonderful resource full of engaging exercises instrumental in identifying and reinforcing team work skills. – A must have for any classroom!
– Marlene Paglia, ESL Teacher and Author of The Big Book of Grammar Articles
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This is an engaging collection of easy to use team activities which train the real employability skills of the future. .. The tasks themselves hone essential interpersonal and communicative skills, such as reaching consensus while working to deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and evaluating both individual skills and team performance. – Helen Waldron, English Language Coach and Author, What’s Your Teaching Identity
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Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills will be a great addition to any teacher’s toolbox of interactive activities to engage students and encourage collaboration. – Jane Petring, Teacher at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Canada, Author of the Insight, Prospect, and Access coursebook series
This book comes in handy not only for students to learn concepts related to collaborative work but also for teachers to reflect upon them. Team building and collaborative work is a “must” inside any classroom today. Activities that help students and teachers respect people’s diversity, work on group dynamics, organise their thoughts in order to present an idea is a starting point for successful learning and teaching to take place. – Louise Emma Potter, Author and Teacher Trainer, Brazil