"An excellent resource that provides tools to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and collaboration. Districts or teachers who utilize these strategies can experience increased student achievement!"
—Troy McCarley, Associate Superintendent for Campus Development
Pasadena Independent School District, TX
"A valuable resource for all educators that provides practical and easy-to-use templates and clear instructions, with research-based instructional strategies that support collaborative learning in student teams."
—Sue McAdamis, Director of Professional Development
Rockwood School District, Eureka, MO
Advance learning and raise achievement levels by unleashing the power of student teams!
Using the same principles introduced in the best-selling book Teacher Teams That Get Results, this resource shows how students who work together and share ideas with one another can deepen their understanding of essential concepts.
Combining effective grouping strategies with other research-based practices, this resource focuses on the power of student collaboration and dialogue in differentiated classrooms. Students can strengthen critical thinking and achievement through three key skills: teaming to learn, sharing knowledge and skills, and integrating and applying learning. The authors offer more than 100 reproducible planning tools to help learners:
- Improve critical thinking
- Scaffold critical layers of meaning
- Generalize and infer
- Integrate content
- Identify patterns
- Increase adaptive and analytical reasoning
By utilizing these innovative teaching tools and strategies with their student teams, teachers can prepare all students for deeper thinking and success—both in the classroom and on assessments!
This site contains graphics and templates to support your work with to improve student achievement for a variety of learners. Please use these in your classrooms to promote both great student collaboration and improve critical thinking skills. Refer to Student Teams That Get Results book directions on how to use these tools. The open-ended and often choice based nature of the tools provides many models of differentiation opportunities. Create your own content specific tools using these templates and the directions in the book as a guide. We have designed these tools to facilitate your instruction and help you create options for powerful learning in your classroom.