In The Power of We: Creating Positive and Collaborative Classroom Communities (2018), Ron Nash explores the big ideas of reinventing your instructional techniques in order to rediscover your love of teaching and keep up with the interpersonal skills children need to learn in the twenty-first century. These social skills are essential to working, living, and communicating—and there’s no better way to teach them than collaborative learning.
And What About You? Getting Started with Interactive Pairs and Small Groups in Classrooms serves as a supplemental guide to The Power of We, providing the concrete steps and process considerations that make implementing interactive techniques in your classroom easy and practical. Through personal experience and expert research, Nash provides the essential guide for those teachers who don’t know where to begin or feel like group work could never work in their classroom.
When teachers are willing to learn, and students are empowered to teach, the result is an extraordinary source of renewable energy for your classroom. Change can be difficult, but stagnation is unacceptable. The techniques outlined in this guide have transformed the classrooms of teachers all over the world—and what about you?
Product Code: BPS180005
ISBN: 9781943920280 | 04/18/18
"These strategies will certainly get your students talking and in turn will promote critical and creative thinking in classrooms at any level."
- Jared Cotton, Virginia's 2018 Superintendent of the Year
"Ron Nash has already made the mistakes for you; you won't be able to use all of the strategies he talks about right away, but you can start transforming your classroom tomorrow. Honestly, if you like standing and talking about the subject that you teach, your students are going to love it when they get the chance to do it!"
- Alan Fox, Director of Secondary Instruction, Warren County Public Schools