A fun idea for grouping students! Use colored hair ties to put students into partners or groups!

Give your students a hair tie and have them group themselves by whatever color they are! It's easy and works great for field trip groups, PE, and in the classroom for group activities. Make your transitions smooth and quick!

A fun way to group your students! Partner pairing cards where students have to find their correct partner! $

Partner Cards

Love this idea for grouping students. You can move students around when you need too. If you're using ability grouping you can see where they started and how much they have grown.

Love this idea for grouping students in music centres. You can move students around when you need too. If your using ability grouping you can see where they started and how much they have grown.

This article has interesting ways for students to be grouped during learning activities. Students should have opportunities to think and work together with their peers when working on math problems and tasks. They should not always be grouped by ability grouping either. Scholastic provides 10 math based examples to group students such as one person has the problem and the other person has the solution.

Great ideas for pairing/grouping students together.many of which also reinforce academic content in simple ways.

Tired of teacher-led guided reading? Want to try out book clubs in your classroom? The trouble with that is student accountability! This post will share one way to hold your students accountable even when they are working in a group without you!

Cassie Dahl: Teaching and Technology

Tired of teacher-led guided reading? Want to try out book clubs in your classroom? The trouble with that is student accountability! This post will share one way to hold your students accountable even they are working in a group without you

Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.

Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.

Here are 9 ways you can differentiate your whole group instruction. These differentiation ideas will really help you meet each student's needs during the lessons you already teach.

9 Ways to Differentiate Your Whole Group Instruction

Love this idea for grouping students. You can move students around when you need too. If your using ability grouping you can see where they started and how much they have grown.

Guide to grouping students- You can move students around when you need too. If your using ability grouping you can see where they started and how much they have grown.

This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to 1) talk science on day one 2) randomly group students for your seating chart 3) spend time getting to know your students and 4) allowing them to get to know you! -by ⚛ Jen Siler's Classroom

The best "icebreaker" activity for high school students (who hate icebreaker activities). Get a jump start on creating a bond with your students.

This is my FAVORITE way for grouping students!! When I use this strategy, kids have opportunities to work in same-ability and mixed-ability groups for literacy centers. Love it!!

How to Group Students for Literacy Centers (K-2)

This is my FAVORITE way for grouping students!! When I use this strategy, kids have opportunities to work in same-ability and mixed-ability groups for literacy centers. Love it!!

Hate doing clock partners and need some new ideas-- 15 Quick and Creative Ways to Group and Partner Students

Hate doing clock partners and need some new ideas-- 15 Quick and Creative Ways to Group and Partner Students

Differentiated Learning Centers! Don't panic! I have come up with ways to offer…

DON'T PANIC You can differentiate without losing your marbles!

I have come up with ways to offer… - I like this template for making quick notes about students' readiness. I would only add a column for additional notes next to the student names.

FREEBIE! Get students to have meaningful small group discussions with this strategy.

The teacher asks questions to stimulate discussion that serves different purposes (e., probing for learner understanding, helping learners articulate their ideas and thinking processes, stimulating curiosity, and helping learners to question).

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