Cooperative Group Observation Paper

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When having cooperative group instruction, I will manage and monitor student behaviors as a group and individuals. I would start the groups by having pairs of two. I will then as the year goes on make the group size grow. I will not go above four in each group. When the students are working in groups I will monitor how students work together. I will observe and take note if the students are working as a team and everyone is having input or if only one person is doing all the work. I will also observe the students as individuals. I will see if they have grown as individuals and if they are learning to work as a team. I will check and see if the students are expressing their opinion or just letting others do the work. Before I let the students …show more content…

They are the supporters outside of school. They help students continue learning when they are not at school and the students look up to them. To communicate with the parents, I will start by sending home newsletters. The newsletters will have all the information about what is happening in the classroom for that week. I will have what the students will be learning. It will have the topics and the standards covering the curriculum. I will provide tips on how they can help the students. I will provide websites and other types of information for the parents to use when helping their students. I will provide my email for the parents so they can always ask me for advice and tips. I will also give the parents my website so they can look for homework and other assignments that the students are working on. I will encourage parents to come to the class and observe if they would like, but I will also ask parents to help in the class. When setting up parent teacher conference’s there will be a few things I will cover but I will also help the parents feel comfortable when talking to …show more content…

Students will always have to learn to work together. One problem I might face might be a student who does not want to work in groups. I know there are always students who do not want to work with others, they prefer working alone. When a student refuses to work in groups, I will let the student experience working alone for one day. I will not allow the student to talk to others, which will be a team effort. I will have the student complete the task everyone else has to do as a group. I will always have an opening in other groups for the students that refuse to work in groups the first day. Another situation I might face will be one student doing all the work. I was always that student that completed the assignment because my partners never wanted to work or they would procrastinate. When that situation arises, I would hold each student accountable for their part of the assignment. I would ask the students to turn in a sheet showing who was doing what part of the assignment. This will allow the students to show responsibility but they will also work together as a team. One more situation I might face is students not being nice when discussing each other’s idea. Students will have to learn how to talk to each other when considering each other’s idea. Before starting the assignment, I will make sure students know how to build on someone’s idea or express their own idea. Instead of saying, “I don’t like

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