Jennifer wrote :
> So happy to hear that you are starting off your school year making
> mixed-ability teams! In training, we recommend that when there are 2
> students left over to have 2 teams of 3. You can also do 2 teams of 5.
> Keep in mind that it may be harder to manage 2 teams of 5, and that %
> engaged goes down to 20% in teams of 5. As for where the students sit
> within each team...you want to mixed it up so that NOT all HIGH students
> are in the same seat number. You also want to make sure that the H and
> the LM are shoulder partners and the HM and L are shoulder partners. As
> for face partners, the H and HM will be face, as well as the LM and L. I
> hope that clears up any confusion! Best of luck to a successful year!
I would love to knowif there are specific structures that should be used for face partners and shoulder partners respectively. It has been quite some time ago that I attended a 2-day workshop, and I can't find anything in my notes or plethora of Kagan books regarding when to use which type of partner. Are their specific types of tasks and structures that would require students to be closer to level (face partners) rather than farther apart (shoulder parnters)?
Thanks in advance for your help!