The Teacher′s Sourcebook for Cooperative Learning

Practical Techniques, Basic Principles, and Frequently Asked Questions

George M. Jacobs ,

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The Teacher′s Sourcebook for Cooperative Learning: Practical Techniques, Basic Principles, and Frequently Asked Questions

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"The Teacher′s Sourcebook for Cooperative Learning has ideas and activities that can be used by all teachers who want to improve their classroom management and promote community building."
Rebecca Den Hartog, Elementary Classroom Teacher
Mercer Island School District
Mercer Island, WA

"I unreservedly recommend this important resource to any preservice or inservice teachers of young children."
Chris Iddings, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

"The authors reveal considerable wealth of experience as teachers and as users of CL. This will be a very successful book."
Jon A. Scaife, Lecturer in Education
School of Education, University of Sheffield
Sheffield, England 

Can today′s students excel individually by working in tandem with their peers? Yes! says this dynamic team of authors who have combined their first-hand experience and in-depth research to create this essential guidebook. In The Teacher′s Sourcebook for Cooperative Learning, the authors demonstrate how any classroom teacher can use CL techniques for lesson planning and classroom management. Learn how to:

  • Incorporate the basic principles of CL into everyday learning experiences
  • Improve students′ collaborative skills, positive interdependence, and individual accountability
  • Prepare for, manage, and create tasks for CL lessons
  • Handle special situations, avoid trouble spots, and collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and parents

This exciting book represents best practice based on hands-on experience and in-depth research. Incorporate these principles into your lesson plan and see how you can achieve one of every educator′s most rewarding contributions . . . helping students to help themselves, and each other.


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