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Students ask essential questions and problem solve. In this science lesson plan, students investigate problems solving models, strategies, group riles and group dynamics. They explore group problem solving as they complete their assignment.
Third graders practice teamwork. In this group dynamics lesson, 3rd graders play a team game that requires them to determine strategies of play as they work as unit to achieve their goal.
Students practice tools of observation and action to become a more effective leaders and facilitators. They engage in group exercises, one-on-one, and journal writing. In addition, they create base groups that to experience group development and process.
Learners experience leading and facilitating in a group setting and to observe what roles they play in a group. They apply tools tools for observation and action to help them to be a more effective leaders and facilitators.
Students identify the many groups to which they belong and consider how groups are formed. They explore group dynamics and how group rules influence individual choice and develop strategies that might influence their groups.
Research how DNA, the genetic blueprint of living organisms, plays an essential role in the continuity of life. High schoolers will summarize how their influence may very well effect the destiny of the population from one generation to the next. Using interactive learning, group dynamics, and critical thinking learners will use critical thinking to participate in a bean activity to understand the big ideas.
Students play a game. In this communication and loco-motor skills lesson, students are dividend into teams to play tag. Each team devises a plan and specific strategies of how they will tag the players on other teams. Students assess their strategies and how effectively they worked.
Learners identify the various forms of bullying in a class discussion and to sort out the situations that can hurt outside and inside. They count the number of bullying incidents posted on the bulletin board to find which occur most often. Finally, students create a Fishing for Feelings display by coloring fish and pasting them on the colored water.
Students conduct controlled practice in ten frequently used multi-word lexical items and engage in speaking practice to activate personal engagement with the target language.
Learners discover the group dynamics necessary to produce an American musical in this six day lesson. Themes and characterization techniques are explored during collaborative small group research projects.
Students explore stress and strength in engineering design. In this engineering lesson, students become familiar with terminology associated with stress and strain on building material. They will have a class discuss about how their beam designs handle stress and strain.
Students identify and categorize knowledge needed to design an experiment. They observe, recognize and describe the motion viewed. They document any changes caused by various solutions.
Students study the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. history. They explore current events about the U.S. Constitution and discuss the Marbury v. Madison case from 1803. They identify the term "judicial review" and judicial philosophy.
In this group dynamics and leadership lesson, 11th graders watch a video and complete a worksheet based on group dynamics and leadership, they then discuss how the video has impacted them.
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
One-third to one-half of the population are introverts, yet they are increasingly subjected to a culture where being social and outgoing are prized. And as author Susan Cain argues in this video, "When it comes to creativity and leadership, we need introverts doing what they do best." Support your learners who thrive on solitude and greater autonomy, and encourage them to generate ideas free from distortions of group dynamics. Cain eloquently emphasizes that as much as we emphasize group work and collaboration, it is just as important to instruct learners how to work on their own.
Help learners make the connection between fast food, television, and social issues in the United States. They will keep a journal of their own habits, view a quick video, compare their habits in small groups, complete a jigsaw activity, put together dialectical journals, present information, participate in a fishbowl discussion, and compose an essay. Articles about fast food are included here as are instructions for an extended research paper on related topics.
Music has been said to effect short term memory. Learners test out this hypothesis, graphing how knowledge retention in a biology classroom changes when music is played in the background. In the end, a better appreciation of the dynamics of music is tied to how the brain perceives sound. Use this activity as part of your psychology curriculum.
Students participate in various activities to become more successful as a team member. In this team building instructional activity, students discuss team jobs versus individual ones. Students must work together to complete activities such as moving into a small space, balancing a nail and inverting a circle.
Students understand that people treat people differently sometimes because they are different.In this mutual respect and instructional activity, students discuss the need for positive change and how they can be a part of that. Students survey others, find rules applying to the behaviors in question and plan an event to improve relationships.