Tea Party Cooperative Learning Strategy
Habit #5 Seek First to Understand then be Understood (The Leader in Me)
Tea Party is a simple quick cooperative learning strategy that is useful because not only does it allow for all students to get a chance and share with another student, but additionally, it allows for students to work together to come up with a solution.
Students form two circles facing each other (one inner circle and one outer circle). The students are given a question and they are to discuss the the question with the student they are facing. The students on the outer circle moves in one direction, so they have a new partner to discuss with. Another question is asked, and more discussion is created with a new partner.
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Review the resources and develop a lesson plan that includes the cooperative learning strategy. Submit the lesson plan and a reflection upon the effectiveness of the strategy.
For additional points, submit a video of students engaging in the tea party strategy.
(Author: Juliana Schalk)