Ginger Lewman, an education consultant in Kansas, has some great insight about how grouping strategies affect student dynamics, including bullying. Ginger asks the question, “How are we ensuring that each kid is learning all we expect her to?” She recently blogged about this over at ESSDACK, an education service agency based in Hutchinson, KS. Her perspective ties in with research and analysis we’ve done on cooperative learning and the need to be very intentional in putting those groups together.
Read her blog titled, Your Favorite Grouping Strategy Creates Bullies, here.
– Posted by Howard Pitler
A former elementary and middle school principal, Dr. Howard Pitler is McREL’s chief program officer. He is co-author of the second editions of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works (2nd ed.) and Classroom Instruction That Works (2nd ed.), and was the lead developer of McREL’s Power Walkthrough® classroom observation software. He can be followed on Twitter at @hpitler.