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How can I analyze students to place them in groups?

May 28, 2015 6:43pm

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    • Jun 1, 2015 12:54pm

      My teacher when i was in 5th grade she numbered us off 1-5 and she sent us to a conter with what number we had a that was our group.

      • Jun 2, 2015 7:37pm

        Another idea would be to give a short survey asking about learning styles (Are you talkative in groups? etc.) then using that plus your knowledge of students, you can group them. I also agree with Lauren though, I often randomly group students in the beginning and then change up as we get to know one another.

        • Oct 11, 2015 3:10pm

          I know that my idea will need lots of fine tuning. What I do is I let them pick their own. This is what I refer to as thei home teams. I lay down the terms like if they don't show productivity, I reserve the right to dissolve them. Working in teams is a privilege. Actually I reserve the right to make any changes at any time. And then I assign them into break-out groups by numbering them off or otherwise depending on a task. I remind them again of how they can keep this privilege.

          • Oct 17, 2015 12:36pm

            Here's one teacher who goes against the grain and I agree:
            https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/groups-in-the-classroom