- Available in: ebook, paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-9977628-4-6 (paperback), 978-0-9977628-5-3 (ebook)
- Available: July 15, 2017
Because Successful Group Work Doesn’t Just Happen!
When you tell your students to work in groups, what happens?
One or two students takes over all the work? One or two students coast, doing the bare minimum? They divide the work into equal parts and do it all individually, defeating the whole point of a group task? Students say they didn’t think it was real work, because it was a group project?
Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills teaches students:
- why teamwork is important
- how to work well in groups
- how to resolve conflicts
- how to self-reflect on their own work
By motivating students to work in groups and teaching them key team work skills, this book helps you avoid the pitfalls of group work, and helps students get the most out of working together!
Successful Group Work is a complete course of 13 lessons that you can do with students before you start group work. Or choose the activities that reflect the areas your students need the most work in. Many of the activities are 20-30 minutes long, so you can easily fit them into your class schedule. And most are no-prep or low prep.
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Successful Group Work comes out in mid-July, just in time for your back to school planning. Get your school year off to a great start with this resource room and teacher bookshelf must-have. Also makes a nice first day of class present for the teacher in your life.
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Here’s what teachers are already saying about Successful Group Work
The skills associated with successful group work go way beyond the classroom. They are life skills that can be applied in all areas of our lives. Patrice Palmer has produced a wonderful course that makes complete sense and has a clear purpose. It is a must for any teacher and every resource room.
– Chris Mares, author of 50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher
Students and teachers alike will benefit from this thoughtful, comprehensive approach to what is considered today to be the number one employability skill.
-Mary McGee, Professor Mohawk College, Canada
Successful Group Work is a creative collection of challenging and stimulating team building activities. It’s a wonderful resource full of engaging exercises instrumental in identifying and reinforcing team work skills. – A must have for any classroom!
– Marlene Paglia, ESL Teacher and Author of The Big Book of Grammar Articles
This is an engaging collection of easy to use team activities which train the real employability skills of the future. Both pre-experience and experienced learners will be able to engage with the clearly set tasks and then navigate their own approach to them. The tasks themselves hone essential interpersonal and communicative skills, such as reaching consensus while working to deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and evaluating both individual skills and team performance.
– Helen Waldron, English Language Coach and Author, What’s Your Teaching Identity
Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills will be a great addition to any teacher’s toolbox of interactive activities to engage students and encourage collaboration.
– Jane Petring, Teacher at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Canada
Author of the Insight, Prospect, and Access coursebook series.
This book comes in handy not only for students to learn concepts related to collaborative work but also for teachers to reflect upon them. Team building and collaborative work is a “must” inside any classroom today. Activities that help students and teachers respect people’s diversity, work on group dynamics, organise their thoughts in order to present an idea is a starting point for successful learning and teaching to take place.
Louise Emma Potter, Author and Teacher Trainer, Brazil