Science often requires students to work in groups to share equipment, help each other learn, discuss results and solve problems. I have found that "Tribes" training improved my abilty to assist students to work co-operatively. "Tribes" is a teaching and learning environment that promotes
  • Attentive Listening
  • Appreciation/ No Put Downs
  • Right to Participate and Right to Pass
  • Mutual Respect
  • Doing your Best

The following are some teaching strategies that promote teamwork, co-operation and democratic decision-making.

1-3-6 Consensus Decision Making


DeBono's Six Thinking Hats


Jigsaw Model


Listen to Me


Paired Interviews


Peer Teaching


Predict-Observe-Explain


Role Plays


Think-Pair-Share