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Promoting Collaboration & Self-Regulation in the Classroom - Chapter Summary
Complete the short, engaging lessons of this chapter to study various ways you can develop collaboration and self-regulation skills in your students. These lessons have been put together by our professional instructors to cover the related topics of:
- Differences between cooperative and collaborative learning
- Flexible grouping and how to use it to differentiate instruction
- Uses of whole-class and small group instruction
- Effective ways to group students in a classroom
- Strategies used to teach independent learning skills
- The relationship between motivation and self-regulation
- Student learning contracts and how to use them
To reinforce your retention of the information presented in these lessons and study the vocabulary of this chapter, read the lesson transcripts that accompany the lessons. Also, take the lesson quizzes to determine what topics you don't understand. If you develop any questions throughout the course of this chapter be sure to use the teacher tabs of the lessons to ask our instructors for assistance.
1. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
2. Incorporating Flexible Grouping in the Classroom
One of the most common ways to differentiate instruction to meet student needs is through flexible grouping. This lesson defines flexible grouping and details several ways you can incorporate it into your classroom.
3. Whole-Class vs. Small-Group Instruction
Throughout the day, you are going to want to use a variety of grouping techniques for different activities and lessons. Two main grouping techniques are whole-class and small-group instruction. This lesson will define these types of groups and detail when they are most useful.
4. Skill-Based Grouping for Student Learning
Teachers can differentiate instruction by grouping students. This lesson explores criteria that can be used to group students and gives examples of how grouping is used in the classroom.
5. Independent Learning Strategies
Learn about strategies teachers can use to help their students build independent learning skills. Included are the foundations of a good independent learning lesson and some examples of activities teachers can easily implement.
6. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning
Do you monitor and evaluate your own learning? Do you alter the way you study based on performance on assessments? If so, you are engaging in self-regulation practices and, by doing so, increasing the likelihood of academic achievement. This lesson will define self-regulation, discuss the cyclical process of self-regulation and explore methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom.
7. Student Learning Contract: Examples and Template
In this lesson, we cover the student learning contract, an excellent tool to help students who are having difficulty staying on task or those who want to work independently. The basic components are covered along with examples.
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