Kagan Publishing is all about engagement! You've probably heard of some popular Kagan Structures including Numbered Heads Together, RallyRobin, and Quiz-Quiz-Trade. Kagan Structures are now used world-wide from kindergarten to adult education, in all academic subject areas to boost student engagement and learning. Kagan Structures produce revolutionary positive results. Teachers, schools, and districts use Kagan Structures to increase academic achievement, enhance self-esteem, create a more harmonious classroom climate, reduce discipline problems, and develop students' social skills and character virtues. Kagan Publishing offers products in a number of related topics relating to active student learning including, cooperative learning, brain-friendly instruction, Win-Win Discipline, classroom management, and more. While this organization has steadily over the past few decades, some things have not changed: the central role of Kagan Structures in Kagan's trainings and publications and the firm commitment to and belief that, "It's All About Engagement!"
Get your students writing and thinking about social studies with this collection of ready-to-use writing activities. Students delve deep into social studies issues as they work cooperatively with teammates on activities like writing the correspondence of two historical characters, publishing and sharing political cartoons, discussing and writing about famous historical quotations. Activities incorporate the multiple intelligences. Writing activities are perfect to start the class, introduce a new concept, end the unit, or use as a sponge activity. Book includes 36 activities with ready-to-use reproducible activity pages, and a brief description of dozens of cooperative learning techniques.
Add a new facet to your science instruction? Writing! Students get a deeper understanding and appreciation for science issues by writing about science. Students work cooperatively with teammates on activities like prioritizing science problems, writing about how industry affects the environment, coming up with a new invention. Activities incorporate the multiple intelligences. Writing activities are perfect to start the class, introduce a new concept, end the unit, or use as a sponge activity. Book includes 36 cooperative writing activities with ready-to-use reproducible activity pages, and a brief description of dozens of cooperative learning techniques.
Do you want to move beyond drill and kill, teaching math for understanding? Do you want to sharpen your students’ mathematical thinking skills? Do you want your students to help each other learn about mathematics? Do you want to incorporate multiple intelligences in your math instruction? Yes? Here's your road map! Includes 36 cooperative writing activities guaranteed to get students thinking and writing about mathematics. The activities are open-ended, so they'll work with every mathematical topic you teach.
Integrate cooperative learning and the writing process. This book provides several ready-to-use writing lessons in each of the writing domains: imaginative, functional, communication, non-fiction/reporting, and opinion-making. Use cooperative learning structures throughout the stages of the writing process: prewriting, writing, proofing and editing, conferring and rewriting, and publishing. Loaded with practical management tips, references, resources, and ideas for evaluating students’ writing with: portfolios, holistic scoring, primary trait scoring, analytic, self evaluation, and peer evaluation.
Win-Win Discipline is the single most comprehensive and effective classroom discipline program available. The goal is not merely to end disruptions; the goal is to teach students to meet their unmet needs so they no longer need to be disruptive. Win-Win provides proven step-by-step strategies and structures to prevent disruptions, for the moment-of-disruption, and follow-ups. Go beyond manipulative tricks to end disruptions. Use Win-Win's proven approach to prevent disruptions by teaching learned responsibility. With Win-Win, you create a safe, comfortable learning environment for you and your students’. Win the freedom to focus on learning and growing, not on disruptions.
What do fun and energizing activities have to do with learning? A lot! Brain research informs us that we must eliminate threat and provide a secure learning environment. This collection of teambuilders and classbuilders will help you create solidarity and cohesion among classmates. Brain science also teaches us that students’ brains need oxygen and glucose. Feed your students’ brains with the energizers in this book. This eclectic collection of over 300 brain-friendly activities will help you make your classroom a fun place to be and a great place to learn.
What's the most effective way to build students' vocabulary? Do we put research to practice and use a multi-stage approach? Do we respect brain science, multiple intelligences, and learning styles theories and opt for activities that integrate visual, auditory, kinesthetic activities? Or do we do cooperative learning activities that are fun, create interaction, and promote full engagement from every student? The answer: All of the above! This book will give you nearly 100 vocabulary activities. Not only can you pick and choose among these innovative activities, book offers 18 full-on lessons that lead the class through 5 stages to acquire and remember new terms.
Make U.S. history fun for students with this extensive collection of engaging activities. You'll find activity after activity arranged by U.S. themes and eras: Native Americans, American Colonies, American Revolution, Historical Documents, Formation of a New Government, Westward Expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization, World War II, Great Depression, Nation Symbols. Move beyond the textbook and dive deep into U.S. history with these interactive activities, all based on engaging Kagan Structures. Loaded with reproducibles.
Students play Quiz-Quiz-Trade to identify states on their partners' cards. They "Find Someone Who" knows the capitals of the states in a region. They have a team "Showdown" to respond to map skills questions. The first section is a reference guide to the Kagan Structures used throughout the activities. Next come activities for students to reflect on the five themes of geography. Then there are tons of activities on states and capitals. Next is a section full of activities for developing map reading skills, including elements of a map, cardinal directions, and latitude and longitude. You'll even find state report activities to deepen thinking about the state and cement important information.
ThinkTrix empowers your students to be better thinkers and broader thinkers. Students learn exactly what their minds need to do for the seven core types of thinking. They are better prepared to respond correctly to test questions, write clearly, and to be more effective students in general. While metacognition may sound complicated, this book makes the process super simple for you and your students. ThinkTrix allows you and your students to think more deeply about any topic. You and your students will apply the seven types of thinking to a variety of curricula, and expand everyone's knowledge, comprehension, and creativity about the subject matter.
Awaken the Einstein's, Hepburn's, and Shakespeare's within your class! Multiple intelligences theory teaches us that students have different interests, different abilities, and learn differently. Spanning the intelligences, these 100 plus activities are designed to release the hidden genius in students with all intelligences, especially those who learn through movement and music. You'll love these innovative ways to present your everyday curriculum including: Character Monologues, Wax Museum, Math Theater, and Soaring through the Solar System. Your mathematics, language arts, science and health, and social studies come alive through creative dramatics.
With skyrocketing interdependence and teamwork in the workplace, managers and trainers are clamoring for effective teamwork strategies. If you're a corporate trainer or executive, you will find powerful teamwork tools for teambuilding, enhancing communication skills, knowledge-building, skill-building, creative thinking, problem solving, making decisions as a group, and exchanging information. Ideas and case scenarios will clarify how you can use these teamwork tools with specific training groups including: administration, customer service, finance, human resources, manufacturing, operations, research and development, sales and marketing, and information technology.
Teambuilding Activities are a great way to build positive student interactions and pave the way to successful teamwork on academic content. Teambuilding is a snap with these ready-to-copy question cards. Each team received their own set of question cards. Teammates ask and respond to question they love to talk about. Question topics include: What would you do if... Hobbies, Should Kids.... Getting Acquainted, and many more. There are 20 sets of 20 questions totaling 400 - plenty of content for quick and easy teambuilding activities all year around.
When students have the desire and ability to work together as a team, something magical happens? Together Everyone Achieves More! Students like working together, academic achievement goes up, and discipline problems become a thing of the past. Includes step-by-step instructions, hints, variations, over 100 teambuilding activities, and ready-to-use blackline masters for each of 14 favorite teambuilding structures like: Find-the-Fib, Team Interview, and Same-Different. Promote a positive class and team atmosphere in your classroom and watch as your students work together in harmony.
More than 300 ready-to-use templates for: 1) Graphic Organizers, 2) Mathematics, 3) Language Arts, 4) Science, 5) Social Studies, 6) Response Cards, and 7) Games. Templates are designed as slip-in sheets for the SwitchBoard, but can be used as worksheets too. Use graphic organizers to develop core thinking skills such as comparing and contrasting, sequencing, and identifying cause and effect. Develop literacy skills by having students map out story characters, define vocabulary terms. Introduce students to key science concepts with the provided diagrams. Promote an understanding of humans and the world with social studies templates such as maps, current events, and timelines.
Chemistry is a beautiful subject that enriches our understanding of the world and is central to so many scientific endeavors. But it can also be a difficult concept for many students to grasp - until now! With exciting explorations and cooperative, interactive structures, your students will “react” to chemistry like never before. In addition to the cooperative structures for chemistry, you'll find ready to use activities and reproducible blackline masters for the most common themes in chemistry: Matter and Reaction, Structure and Bonding, States of Matter, Chemical Calculations, Water and Solutions, Energy and Chemistry. Make the science of matter really matter to your students.