Small Group Teaching

This indispensable guide for new university or college teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching as well as examples of practice across disciplines and a sprinkling of sound educational theory.

Small Group Teaching

This indispensable guide for new university or college teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching as well as examples of practice across disciplines and a sprinkling of sound educational theory. Written in a highly accessible jargon-free style, this book comprehensively covers critical areas such as: the underpinning foundations and dynamics of small group teaching the role and skills of the effective tutor tried and tested small group teaching methods and techniques guidance on problem-based learning, student-led and tutor-less tutorials up-to-date advice on inclusive and non-discriminatory practice a review of assessment criteria and methods. The book offers much needed support and guidance for new and part-time teachers in further and higher education, covering a wide range of teaching scenarios. It will also be critical reading for all those who wish to refresh or invigorate their teaching.

Small Group Teaching

The book provides tips form making small class teaching more effective, with practical suggestions for a broad range of problems that teachers regularly encounter.

Small Group Teaching

A practical guide to improve classes that are bored, hostile, aggressive or just not quite right. The book provides tips form making small class teaching more effective, with practical suggestions for a broad range of problems that teachers regularly encounter.

Small Group Teaching

This comprehensive guide for new university teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching alongside examples of practice across disciplines.

Small Group Teaching

This comprehensive guide for new university teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching alongside examples of practice across disciplines. Written in a highly accessible style, it covers topics such as the foundations of small group teaching; methods and techniques; and advice on inclusive and non-discriminatory practice. Now fully updated, this new edition also takes into account changes in technology and the expectation of students, includes examples of practice from a variety of institutions, and offers learning resources and reading suggestions throughout.

Rethinking Small Group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades

" This book offers intermediate-grade teachers sixteen options for small-group instruction for students who need to: construct basic meaning about a text, reinforce particular comprehension skills and strategies, and learn the art of ...

Rethinking Small Group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades

"Small-group instruction becomes a strategic, differentiated tool for Response to Intervention in Dr. Nancy N. Boyle's new resource, Rethinking Small-group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades. In this complete and ready-to-go resource, Dr. Boyles answers key questions about transforming small-group instruction to meet RTI objectives: •How can I teach comprehension strategies during small-group instruction? •How do I align high-stakes standards with comprehension objectives? •Where do fluency, vocabulary, and author's craft fit in small-group discussion? •How can I explicitly teach skills and ­promote meaningful discussions? •How do I effectively include intermediate-grade students who function at a primary level? Rethinking Small-group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades provides sixteen options to differentiate small-group instruction. Teachers focus on reinforcing comprehension skills and strategies while explicitly teaching students how to construct basic meaning about both literary and informational texts and master the art of discourse, which leads to higher-level critical and creative thinking. Boyles shows intermediate teachers how to embed the Common Core State Standards into small-group instruction and provides all of the rubrics, checklists, planning templates, and prompts necessary to implement these instructional formats in both the book and the included CD. The useful CD also contains target sheets matched to each objective that explain how to find the best evidence to meet the objective. Let Rethinking Small-group Instruction maximize the power of your small-group instruction to differentiate your teaching and efficiently meet RTI goals and national standards at the same time."

Small group Teaching

Small group Teaching


Teaching Writing in Small Groups

Read Jennifer Serravallo's Teaching Writing in Small Groups because the question isn't whether small groups work, but how to make the most of them.

Teaching Writing in Small Groups


Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs.

Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.

30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups

30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups provides an amazing framework, with a bank of engagement tools, that gets students interacting with texts.

30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups

30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups provides an amazing framework, with a bank of engagement tools, that gets students interacting with texts. Follow this unique 4-part process to develop students’ literal, inferential, evaluative, and analytical skills: Engage: Before Reading Students use a tactile tool like a topic card or a pyramid Discuss: During Reading Students read and mark up a short text Deep-See Think: After Reading Students re-read and revise their interpretations together Connect: After Reading Students begin to transfer their understandings to other texts

Differentiated Small group Reading Lessons

In this highly practical, research-based resource, veteran teacher Margo Southall demonstrates how to form groups based on students' reading goals instead of their reading levels, allowing teachers to target instruction based on specific ...

Differentiated Small group Reading Lessons

Scaffolded lessons with coaching prompts, management tips, reproducible bookmarks, as well as assessment and planning sheets.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

Small Group Teaching

There is a belief, widespread among educators and deeply entrenched in the literature, that the teaching of small and large groups are distinct enterprises ...

Small Group Teaching

A practical guide to improve classes that are bored, hostile, aggressive or just not quite right. The book provides tips form making small class teaching more effective, with practical suggestions for a broad range of problems that teachers regularly encounter.

Small Group Teaching

Small Group Work in Healthcare, Management, Education and Research, Oxford: RadcliffeMedical Press. Jaques, D. (2000)Learning inGroups, 3rd edn,London: ...

Small Group Teaching

This indispensable guide for new university or college teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching as well as examples of practice across disciplines and a sprinkling of sound educational theory. Written in a highly accessible jargon-free style, this book comprehensively covers critical areas such as: the underpinning foundations and dynamics of small group teaching the role and skills of the effective tutor tried and tested small group teaching methods and techniques guidance on problem-based learning, student-led and tutor-less tutorials up-to-date advice on inclusive and non-discriminatory practice a review of assessment criteria and methods. The book offers much needed support and guidance for new and part-time teachers in further and higher education, covering a wide range of teaching scenarios. It will also be critical reading for all those who wish to refresh or invigorate their teaching.

Fostering Learning in Small Groups

The book's broad orientation and practical emphasis will be useful to all educator in health care.

Fostering Learning in Small Groups

Drawing on years of experience, the authors address the questions that educators may have about teaching small groups in the health professions. The first half of the book focuses on practical strategies involved in planning and facilitating learning in small groups. The authors discuss the characteristics of effective groups and emphasize the importance of using a collaborative approach. The second half focuses on planning for leading small groups that have specific purposes, such as providing a forum for discussion and dialogue, teaching communication skills, and helping learners to reflect on their patient care experience, and more. The book's broad orientation and practical emphasis will be useful to all educator in health care.

Small Group Learning in the Classroom

Small Group Learning in the Classroom


Learning Through Small Group Discussion

Leaders 1 Chicago The Great Books Foundation GROUP FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ( 1976 ) Small Group Teaching : Selected Papers The Nuffield Foundation HOMERTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ( 1974 ) Pilot Project on Small ...

Learning Through Small Group Discussion


Team based Learning

This book describes team-based learning (TBL), an unusually powerful and versatile teaching strategy that enables teachers to take small group learning to a whole new level of effectiveness.

Team based Learning

This book describes team-based learning (TBL), an unusually powerful and versatile teaching strategy that enables teachers to take small group learning to a whole new level of effectiveness. It is the only pedagogical use of small groups that is based on a recognition of the critical difference between "groups" and "teams", and intentionally employs specific procedures to transform newly-formed groups into high performance learning teams. This book is a complete guide to implementing TBL in a way that will promote the deep learning all teachers strive for. This is a teaching strategy that promotes critical thinking, collaboration, mastery of discipline knowledge, and the ability to apply it. Part I covers the basics, beginning with an analysis of the relative merits and limitations of small groups and teams. It then sets out the processes, with much practical advice, for transforming small groups into cohesive teams, for creating effective assignments and thinking through the implications of team-based learning. In Part II teachers from disciplines as varied as accounting, biology, business, ecology, chemistry, health education and law describe their use of team-based learning. They also demonstrate how this teaching strategy can be applied equally effectively in environments such as large classes, mixed traditional and on-line classes, and with highly diverse student populations. Part III offers a synopsis of the major lessons to be learned from the experiences of the teachers who have used TBL, as described in Part II. For teachers contemplating the use of TBL, this section provides answers to key questions, e.g., whether to use team-based learning, what it takes to make it work effectively, and what benefits one can expect from it-for the teacher as well as for the learners. The appendices answer frequently asked questions, include useful forms and exercises, and offer advice on peer evaluations and grading. A related Web site that allows readers to "continue the conversation," view video material, access indexed descriptions of applications in various disciplines and post questions further enriches the book. The editors' claim that team-based instruction can transform the quality of student learning is fully supported by the empirical evidence and examples they present. An important book for all teachers in higher education.

An Introduction to Medical Teaching

It is not unusual for this type of teacher to revert to lecturing within the small group, especially if they perceive group activity as difficult to manage.

An Introduction to Medical Teaching

Few faculty members in academic medical centres are formally prepared for their roles as teachers. This work is an introductory text designed to provide medical teachers with the core concepts of effective teaching practice and information about innovations for curriculum design, delivery, and assessment. It offers brief, focused chapters with content that is easily assimilated by the reader. Topics are relevant to basic science and clinical teachers, and the work does not presume readers possess prerequisite knowledge of education theory or instructional design. The authors emphasize application of concepts to teaching practice. Topics include: Helping Students Learn; Teaching Large Groups; Teaching in Small Groups; Problem Based Learning; Team-Based Learning, Teaching Clinical Skills; Teaching with Simulation; Teaching with Practicals and Labs; Teaching with Technological Tools; Designing a Course; Assessing Student Performance; Documenting the Trajectory of your Teaching and Teaching as Scholarship. Chapters were written by leaders in medical education and research who draw upon extensive professional experience and the literature on best practices in education. Although designed for teachers, the work reflects a learner-centred perspective and emphasizes outcomes for student learning. The book is accessible and visually interesting, and the work contains information that is current, but not time-sensitive. The work includes recommendations for additional reading and an appendix with resources for medical education.

Perspectives on Small Group Learning

Perspectives on Small Group Learning


Instant Small Group

Mike Nappa has crafted a tool that will work well in these circumstances and many more. Equip every small group leader in your congregation with a copy of this book!

Instant Small Group

It's been a crazy day at work, the house is a mess, and you have nothing in the refrigerator--and you're hosting your small group tonight. How can you possibly get a lesson ready in the midst of your chaotic life? Easy. Just open Instant Small Group. This no-preparation-required teaching resource provides a year's worth of engaging, transforming, and easy-to-lead discussion guides for adult small groups. All 52 studies are "open and go" for those who, for whatever reason, don't have the time or energy to prepare. They can be used by anyone in the group--not just the leader--and are perfect for road trips, retreats, coffeehouse conversations, or even as personal devotionals. Bonus callouts with discussion-specific teaching tips, brief Bible background information, and add-on ideas are included, as well as an appendix titled "20 Tips for Dynamic Discussions."

Team Based Learning Small Group Learning s Next Big Step

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 116 Larry K. Michaelsen, ... Conversely, because this group of teachers very much enjoys preparing and ...

Team Based Learning  Small Group Learning s Next Big Step

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a unique form of small-group learningdesigned in and for the college classroom. TBL's specialcombination of incentives and corrective feedback quicklytransforms groups into high-performance learning teams, with notime taken from the coverage of course content. In this issue, theauthors describe the practical elements of TBL, how it can look inthe classroom, and what they have learned as it has grown into aninterdisciplinary and international practice. Chapters discuss: The Essential Elements of Team-Based Learning The Social Foundation of Team-Based Learning: StudentsAccountable to Students Knowledge is No Longer Enough: Enhancing Profession Educationwith Team-Based Learning Teaching Skills for Facilitating Team-Based Learning Peer Assessment and Evaluation in Team-Based Learning Technological Alternatives to Paper-Based Components ofTeam-Based Learning Team-Based Learning in Asynchronous Online Settings Importantly, TBL is not about teaching but about learning. Severalarticles in this volume illustrate this emphasis by using TBLstudents' own words to reinforce key ideas. This is the 116th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Teaching and Learning,which offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques forimproving college teaching based on the experience of seasonedinstructors and the latest findings of educational andpsychological researchers.