Assigning groups?

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  1. 2ndTimeAround

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    I like to put my high school students in groups from time to time. I would love to see which ways you group your students. I draw names with popsicle sticks already but I'd like to change it up once in a while.
     
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  3. mopar

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    Counting off, choice, rows/pods, lunch periods, common interests...
     
  4. deserttrumpet

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    My gradebook will spit out a class list in order of grades. I will then go down the list numbering 1,2,3,4, ect so that I get a good distribution of talent in each group.
     
  5. Mrs. K.

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    Hand out playing cards as they enter the room. You can group by value, suit, or the design on the back of the card (if you mix up decks.)
     
  6. Maryhf

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    I do this a lot with my 6th graders. I also use a deck of Go Fish cards. They like that a lot, but they are 6th graders, not HS.
     
  7. UVAgrl928

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    Maybe try clock buddies? This sounded like a really fun idea at a workshop I attended, but seemed way too complicated for early elementary.

    Here's some more info:
    http://www.readingquest.org/strat/clock_buddies.html

    Some teachers have the students keep it in their notebook all the time for a full quarter, so it doesn't require much prep. So one day they might be paired with their 5:00 buddy, another day they are paired with their 10:00 buddy, etc.
     
  8. JustMe

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    You may want to look into Kagan...good stuff! A Google search of "Kagan cooperative learning" should be helpful.
     

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