Classroom collaboration: Learning together

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. When I was in elementary school, we often were paired with a classmate for different activities and it was a great way to develop our social skills as well as develop new perspectives in learning.

Collaborative learning has been a common teaching method in classrooms for many years, the main changes have been in the tools that are used, with so many digital choices available. While I have not always implemented some of these strategies and tools in my classroom, for the past few years I have been doing more because I have seen the benefits for student learning and confidence.

Social learning works

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