- If success with small groups depends on students' social skills, how can we incorporate ways for students to learn productive ways of interacting with others into our curriculum and teaching?
- Reflect on the six dimensions small groups need. How could you make this part of the community building activities in your classroom?
- Using the chart on "How Proficient Collaborators Think and ACT," assess your own students' social skills and consider ways to strengthen them. Or directly ask your students to list the attributes of effective small-group members and then hold a discussion around the chart. Share the results with members of the study group.
Chapter 3 - What We Know About Collaboration
Louise Robitaille is a retired Special Education Resource teacher and Literacy Coach. Follow on Twitter-@robitaille2011