We use a lot of cooperative learning strategies in our classroom all year long, but on of our favorite cooperative learning structures is Rally Coach. I am a huge advocate for using cooperative learning activities in the classroom.. If anyone is on the fence about them, I strongly encourage you to give it a try!
One of my favorite structures to use is Rally Coach. To use this strategy your students need to be in partners. I have used a threesome in a pinch, but partners really are ideal. It is also important to structure partners so that they are able to support one another without getting too frustrated.
To complete the Rally Coach strategy:
As a helpful tip, I have the partners use two different colors so that I can tell exactly who did what. Additionally, students also love this structure because they recognize that they only have to do half of the problems each. Win-win!
If you are looking for more information on cooperative learning strategies, check out this post on cooperative learning basics.
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