Student Learning Communities

A Springboard for Academic and Social-Emotional Development

By: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, John Almarode

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Code: 121030

ISBN: 9781760940454

No of Pages: 145

Publish Date: 19 August 2021

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Student learning communities (SLCs) are more than just a different way of doing group work. Like the professional learning communities they resemble, SLCs provide students with a structured way to work together to solve problems, share insight and help one another continually develop new skills and expertise.

With the right planning and support, this kind of dynamic collaborative learning can thrive everywhere. In this book, educators Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Almarode explain how to create and sustain student learning communities by:

  • designing group experiences and tasks that encourage dialogue
  • fostering the relational conditions that advance academic, social and emotional development
  • providing explicit instruction on goal setting and opportunities to practice progress monitoring
  • using thoughtful teaming practices to build cognitive, metacognitive and emotional regulation skills
  • teaching students to seek, give and receive feedback that amplifies their own and others’ learning
  • developing the specific leadership skills and strategies that promote individual and group success.

Examples from face-to-face and virtual F–12 classrooms help illustrate what SLCs are and teacher voices testify to what they can achieve.

No more hoping the group work you’re assigning will be good enough – or that collaboration will be its own reward. No more crossing your fingers for productive outcomes or struggling to keep order, assess individual student contributions and ensure fairness. Student learning communities shows you how to equip your students with what they need to learn in a way that is truly collective, makes them smarter together than they would be alone, creates a more positive classroom culture and enables continuous academic and social-emotional growth.  

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SKU 121030
Price A$34.95
ISBN 9781760940454
Publish date 2021-08-19 00:00:00
Partner ID 1015
Partner Name ASCD
Key Learning Area Professional development