In this episode of Teaching Middle School ELA, we share a must-try classroom management activity for group work. We know that classroom minutes are precious, especially when there is so much content to cover. Our featured activity is a learning station exercise that will not only save time but also teach your students valuable skills like teamwork and efficient task completion. Join us as we dive into the details of this activity and provide you with practical tips on how to implement it in your own classroom. Plus, stick around until the end for some exciting announcements about our EB Teachers Club and upcoming guest interviews. Let’s make this school year the best one yet!
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- [00:00:52] In this podcast episode, Caitlin and Jessica discuss a classroom management activity for effective group work that also reduces time wasted on transitions.
- [00:04:36] EB Teachers’ Club members have access to this engaging Learning Stations activity. Non-members can set up their own learning stations using the details outlined in this episode.
- [00:11:44] As students move through these learning stations, the goal is to be the most efficient, transitioning quickly between activities. This activity prepares your students for future small group work in your classroom.
- [00:15:35] Group work in stations teaches students the importance of working together and transitioning smoothly between activities. A trial run at the beginning of the year sets students up for success and can make group work exciting.
- [00:16:45] Listeners can also check out episode 139 that shares another classroom management strategy that rewards students for accomplishing tasks within a certain timeframe.
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