EDCT 5369 - Group-Smart: Building 21st Century Brains Through Strategic Peer Interaction
Group-Smart addresses three compelling issues in education today: (1) the need for students to develop 21st century skills, (2) the enormous problem of student disengagement, and (3) the seemingly impossible demands placed on teachers' and students' time to do more and more with less and less. Packed with teacher-tests strategies and presented simply and straightforwardly, Group-Smart offers teachers of all grade levels and subject areas the knowledge, skills, and insight to address each of these issues by learning and applying strategically the secrets of productive group work. As participants transform this commonly misused and misunderstood methodology into a stellar tool for everyday teaching, they discover a powerful ally that is as brain-friendly and academically productive as it is engaging and motivating.
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