Collaborative Learning. At the college prep school they work on creating deeper learning and understanding with collaborative learning. Betsy Thomas, the math teacher says the students, "Talk about the problems before they take to pencil and paper, they are learning to be proactive." They learn to work together with round tables, group work, testing theories, and sharing habits of mind. Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding, Charla*
I completely agree! I have used a lot of collaborative learning & I feel it really helps students to be proactive in their learning & to engage wh the math rather than being told what to do so. - A.I.
Brittany - I have found allowing students to talk and explain has lead to greater understanding. I wonder if this structure is beneficial and should be implemented in every classroom.