Knowing When to Shut Up: Suggestions for Creating Collaborative Learning Environments

By: Mrs. Marsha Arons
from Ida Crown Jewish Academy

Categories:
Differentiated Instruction, Learning Environment

Subject(s) of entry:
Gemara, Halacha, Literature/ English

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, Blended Learning

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
10

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
9, 10, 11, 12, High school

This method employs a play, poem, and novel to teach a variety of skills such as close textual reading, literary analysis, persuasion, and listening and evaluation. It incorporates three different formats of writing, research, and expression of knowledge with the ultimate goal being to create a classroom experience where students help each other learn and feel responsible for the establishment of a positive learning environment. The method also allows English literature students to learn from a variety of Judaic and secular sources in and outside of the classroom.

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