Organizing for Learning

Organizing for Learning

Classroom Techniques to Help Students Interact Within Small Groups

Deana Senn, Robert J. Marzano

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Provides explicit steps, examples, and adaptations to effectively teach students how to actively process content in groups.

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Can your students actively process content in groups? Academic standards call for increased rigor, but simply raising complexity is not enough. Students need to be able to interact productively within a small-group setting. As teachers become better at planning and providing practice sessions that build these skills, students become more adept at participating in structured grouping, peer response groups, paired practice, partner discussions, and reflecting on learning as part of a group. Organizing for Learning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Interact Within Small Groups explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes:
  • Explicit steps for implementation
  • Recommendations for monitoring students’ ability to process content in groups
  • Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning
  • Examples and nonexamples from classroom practice
  • Common mistakes and ways to avoid them
The Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction. Put it to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in your own classroom.
Product Code: BPP140003
ISBN: 9781941112021 | 06/15/15
Publisher: LSI


“I would like to use Organizing for Learning for my pre-service teachers who are studying to be elementary teachers. The content would be helpful to role model teaching and learning for their future success!”

—Daniele A. Massey, 2013 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Organizing for Learning is a brilliant breakdown of the process of all seven techniques and leads the educator thoughtfully through each. This book is a reminder of what education SHOULD and CAN be for students.”

—Heidi Welch, 2013 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year

“We need more books that apply research and theory to instruction. All too often what we know about teaching and learning never reaches the classroom. Organizing for Learning paves that road well.”

—Diana Leddy, 2009 Vermont Teacher of the Year

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