Formally assign student work groups
As part of building classroom community and culture, assigning intentional work groups can help students grow their networks of support and have a larger group of peers to access for help and support when needed. Students also experience working with peers they may not normally interact with.
We suggest implementing these strategies:
Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year
Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.
Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.