Study Team Improvement

Using Participation Checks to Promote Turn-Taking in Teams

During the 2019-2020 school year, my CPM Teacher Research Team decided to center our work around active listening and turn-taking. Most of our work ended up focusing more on turn-taking,…

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A Team is the “SUM” of its Parts

Can passive team members become active? Can we find ways to insure that our study team members contribute equally and build confidence with this skill? These are some of the…

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Using Sociograms to See Trends in Team Discussions

Our TRC team is conducting research on equal distribution of talk in teams.  Before the school year started, our team decided to use sociograms to collect data on equal talk. …

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‘We’re All In This Together’–the Perfect Icebreaker!

Helping our students effectively communicate with each other is constantly on the minds of CPM teachers.  At the heart of this is the burning question: what does ‘effective communication’ really…

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What Does Great Teamwork in Math Class Look Like?

100 Activity By Sara Van Der Werf Today I completed the 100 Activity suggested by Sara Van Der Werf as my chapter team-building activity.  I basically followed the directions she…

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Can Gamification Lead to More Effective and Productive Study Teams?

Over the past several months, I have been exploring that question as a member of the CPM Teacher Research Corps.  As I have implemented my Teamwork Challenge “game” in my…

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Establishing Team Norms

Getting students to work effectively in teams requires lots of guidance and practice, as any of us who have tried team work in a middle school classroom know!  One of…

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Focusing on Team Building in Math Teams

We work in teams to complete math on a daily basis. The only day my class is set up in rows is on test day. Most of my students are…

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Math Talks- Sorry, not sorry

In college, I heard, “Using a jigsaw is a great teaching strategy to help students learn content deeply and remember more of the material! Too bad it won’t apply in…

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