Cooperative Learning/Brainstorming

• Identify Need: Life situations when working in a group outside your family is necessary
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm situations or skills
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill

1. Make eye contact with people in the group.
2. Address the by their names
3. Listen actively.
4. Take turns in speaking.
5. Offer to help others if you can.
6. Exchange ideas with others.
7. Use "tentative" language... "may be... could we consider... "
8. Respect others' ideas.
9. Be willing to compromise.
10 Willingly follow the group's decision.

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications: Classroom projects, library research work.
• Independent Uses

Rubric for the Role Plays

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Social Skill: ___________________________________

Observations: No Yes
Did the student make eye contact with people in the group?    
Did he address people by their names?    
Did he listen actively?    
Did he take turns in speaking?    
Did he offer to help others if he could?    
Did he exchange ideas with others?
Did he use "tentative" language... "may be..." ?
Did he respect others' ideas?    
Was he willing to compromise?    
Was he willingly follow the group's decision?    
Score or Points

Additional Comments: _______________________________________________________________________



Teachers: See our section on Brainstorming
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See our Rubric for cooperative and/or collaborative learning in the classroom