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Strategy: Partnering Choice

Allowing students to choose how they work best to increase productivity

Context

Students can pick whether they want to work with a partner or independently. They can choose who they work with everyday and are encouraged to make this choice based on who they work well with or who is working on a similar learning objective. In addition to creating a more pleasant working environment, this also provides students a source of support if the teacher is busy.

Student Does

  • Chooses whether they want to work independently or with a partner.
  • Chooses their partner (if they want to work with one).

Teacher Does

  • Allows student to choose how they work best.
  • Intervenes when student choices are unproductive.
  • Circulates around the room, providing targeted instruction as needed.

Technology Does

  • Allows students to see what other students are working on, helping them select better partners.

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