Cooperative Learning Strategies

Focus on Kagan Strategies

What is Kagan?

What Is Kagan?

What does the research say?

Based on decades of research, Kagan strategies have consistently shown...

- Accelerated academic achievement, especially for minority and low achievement students

- Development of thinking skills

- Improved race relations

- Enhanced social skills and social relations

- Increase liking of school and academic content


- Increased participation and student engagement and learning

Cooperative Learning is

MORE than group work.
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Where do I start?

There are over 250 research based Kagan structures. The Essential Five provide a good jumping off point to incorporating these strategies into your teaching.


Are five still too many for you?


"Teachers that use just RallyRobin and Timed Pair Share can make a huge difference in achievement and engagement and can take their students a very long way simply instead of "calling-on-one." Along with higher academic achievement you will also see a reduction of the gap between high and low achieving students, improved social skills and cooperativeness, improved self-esteem, increased liking for school and learning, improved classroom climate, decreased discipline problems, increased leadership and employability skills, improved conflict resolution skills and increased empathy and concern for others!"

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The Benefits and Research

Kagan Cooperative Learning-Structures for Success Part 1

School Success Stories

Kagan Cooperative Learning-Structures for Success Part 2

Ongoing Authentic Assessment

Kagan Cooperative Learning-Structures for Success Part 3

CItation

Clowes, G. The Essential 5: A Starting Point for Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing. Kagan Online Magazine, Spring 2011. www.KaganOnline.com