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cooperative learning guru, Dr. Spencer Kagan!
To begin, let's start with a little clip that talks about what cooperative learning is all about:
I feel so fortunate to work at my school- over 70% of our school is Kagan-trained. I got the privilege of attending the five day cooperative learning course two years ago (which I LOVED and always rave about.) I also got the opportunity to extend my learning last week by attending the Literacy and Thinking Skills classes. About half of our staff attended the conference this summer!
Another great thing about the conference was that there were so many exciting things to do during our downtime! How many teachers can say that they bonded with their colleagues at DISNEY WORLD?? It was a great experience and gave us an opportunity to unwind, discuss what we learned, and get to know each other- which will surely increase collaboration during the next school year!
I'll do another post soon to share ideas for setting up and managing your CL classroom! Until then, I hope everyone is having a relaxing, recharging summer!