Group Work

Educators say one-on-one and small group instruction are suffering in remote, hybrid, and socially distanced learning environments.
Educators say one-on-one and small group instruction are suffering in remote, hybrid, and socially distanced learning environments.
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Professional Development Why Personalized Learning Is Struggling During COVID-19
Tailoring lessons to individual students’ academic needs and personal interests might be getting pushed to the backburner, out of necessity.
Alyson Klein, November 4, 2020
9 min read
Teacher Sherisa Nailor helps Parker Drawbaugh, left, and Jacob Knouse in their Small-Animal Science class at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.
Teacher Sherisa Nailor helps Parker Drawbaugh, left, and Jacob Knouse in their Small-Animal Science class at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.
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Classroom Technology Why 'Deep Learning' Is Hard to Do in Remote or Hybrid Schooling
Educators are helping students learn to dig deeper into topics in remote, hybrid, or socially distanced learning, but it isn’t easy.
Alyson Klein, November 4, 2020
7 min read
Assessment Video Experience Education Week’s Summit on “Testing for Real-World Performance”
Assistant Managing Editor Debra Viadero talks about the latest turn in education toward performance-based assessment and invites educators to the “Testing for Real-World Performance” summit on Tuesday, February 19, at 1 p.m. In this online event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion rooms” on a host of topics, including: the problems and pitfalls of performance-based testing measures, ways to assess group work, alternatives to traditional grades, how some college admissions offices weigh performance-based measures, and video game-based formative assessments for elementary schools. You will get a unique opportunity to interact directly with the writers and experts who helped shape coverage of our new special report on performance assessment. After the discussions, watch writers and editors sum up the discussion in a series of livestreamed interviews.
January 24, 2019
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Teaching Opinion Sharing Personal Stories Helps Students Form Relationships (Video)
This high school English teacher helps her students get to know each other with an interviewing exercise.
Teaching Channel, September 5, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion Want to Avoid Classroom Interruptions? Try Rearranging Desks (Video)
This 4th grade teacher demonstrates how she arranges the desks in her classroom to facilitate student collaboration.
Teaching Channel, August 15, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion How Playing With Blocks Can Teach Spatial-Reasoning Skills (Video)
Allyson Krogmann Jordan, an early learning coach in Santa Monica, Calif., teaches her preschool students spatial-reasoning skills through a game using wooden building blocks.
Teaching Channel, August 8, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion How a School Book Club Can Foster Students' Love of Reading (Video)
Genevieve DeBose, an English-language arts teacher in New York, explains how starting a community book club gave students ownership over their own learning.
Teaching Channel, July 25, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion How to Start a Community Book Club That Centers Student Voice (Video)
One New York high school teacher explains how she organizes community book club meetings and prepares student leaders to guide the discussion.
Teaching Channel, July 3, 2018
1 min read
Social Studies Opinion With Supports, Kindergartners Can Use Academic Language (Video)
This elementary school teacher shows how she uses sentence starters and descriptive charts in a lesson about differentiating fact from opinion.
Teaching Channel, June 27, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion Creating Positive Classroom Culture With Encouraging Language (Video)
Sixth grade teacher Suney Park shares how using positive language can build students' self-esteem and foster a positive learning environment.
Teaching Channel, March 14, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion Empowering Students Through Peer Teaching (Video)
Eighth grade teachers Shannon Kay and Meredith Sweeney share how peer teaching in small groups can give students a voice in the classroom.
Teaching Channel, February 7, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Opinion A Simple Classroom Strategy for Increasing Engagement (Video)
Eighth grade teachers Shannon Kay and Meredith Sweeney share how a simple group activity can encourage student engagement and support English-language learners.
Teaching Channel, January 10, 2018
1 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion Parallel Lines: A Speaking & Listening Strategy (Video)
Jessica Hegg, a dual language teacher at Banting Elementary in Waukesha, Wisc., engages her 5th grade class in an innovative lesson that helps students practice speaking and listening.
Teaching Channel, November 1, 2017
1 min read
Teaching Opinion A Classroom Strategy: Making Sense of Fractions Through Group Work (Video)
A 5th grade teacher uses fractions to promote both language and math skills in her dual-language classroom.
Teaching Channel, October 25, 2017
1 min read