Lesson tips during interview

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
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Lesson tips during interview

Post by Arwen04 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:01 pm

I've been called for a second interview where I will be implementing an ELA Comprehension lesson for a 5th grade classroom. The district uses Kagan Structures which I am not familiar with. I will be researching it over the next week before my lesson. Any advice/tips on how to implement these Structures into my lesson would be very helpful! Thank you!

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Re: Lesson tips during interview

Post by Jeff Dane » Mon May 08, 2017 6:30 am

thanks for your post. KAGAN is built around structures for both action and interaction. We have over 300 different structures. Each of them have a name and are used as plug ins throughout a lesson. The ideal way to learn these would be to attend a workshop since they are experiential. One simple one to consider would be RallyRobin which is used anytime a teacher asks a list type question. It is in partners and is based upon the students each taking a turn stating a response. This is better than a turn and talk, because on RallyRobin, both are held accountable. Hope this helps. Thanks