Building cooperation in the classroom: How to do it

Introduction

The author of the web-quest: Petrova V.V.

The name of the quest: «Building cooperation in the classroom: How to do it»

Subject: English

Grade: 9

The continuation of the web-quest: 2 weeks

GOALS:

· Listening carefully to children so that each feels respected and sure of his or her place in the classroom;

· Encouraging children to share ideas;

· Develop their ability to perceive listening correctly;

· Encouraging children to look to one another for ideas and support;

· Modeling cooperative and collaborative behaviors throughout each day;

· Increasing motivation for self-study.

 

INTRODUCTION

Creating a learning environment is one of the most challenging things the teachers face. It includes trust, professional readiness, soft skills and ability to adapt. Generations change, so do the means and measures of how to create an environment where learners will feel confident, eager to study and motivated. We all know that the first impression is a powerful thing. It doesn’t have to be always right, but it surely impacts us. Establishing rules and routines from the very first class can be very decisive in how our classes will proceed afterwards. Needless to say that people feel more comfortable and relaxed when there is no stress. Providing an environment like this is our job in the learning process. Teachers cannot understand the idea that he or she must be strict to be respected and listened to. Of course, that there should be some subordination, but fear is not what the adults have in mind. Actually, having quite friendly and positive relations with students have always worked for them, no matter if they were teenagers or adults. Mutual trust, respect and understanding serve greatly in all human relations — teaching is not an exception.

Task

You are to divide into small groups (3 people each) and take on certain roles, on behalf of which you are to analyze your future task (Building cooperation in the classroom: How to do it). You will have to do a report. It will be your final product. We will listen to you, and we will discuss the questions. The answer involves an oral presentation followed by discussion in the class.

At first please view these videos and make a few observations how should a teacher and pupils build their relationship at school.

Secodly, read the articles, you have the Internet resources and make up you own article, how teachers and pupils should behave in order to inderstand each other.

Internet resources ( articles )

v https://lessons4littleones.com/2020/07/27/how-to-build-relationships-with-your-students-virtually-in-the-classroom/

v https://www.classcraft.com/blog/how-to-promote-student-engagement-in-the-classroom/

v https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/classroom-management-strategies/

v https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/team-building-classroom/

v https://www.thoughtco.com/building-a-classroom-community-2081487 !!!

v https://www.classcraft.com/blog/how-to-promote-student-engagement-in-the-classroom/

v https://skyteach.ru/2019/12/04/effective-classroom-management/

 

Internet resources (videos)

 

v https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzr5x2cLljg 

v https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgs2jwDc2bE 

 

REQUIRED ROLES:

· Pupils

· Teachers

· Scientists 

Process

1) SCIENTISTS 

You are to choose the role of Scientists to do a task on the topic «Building cooperation in the classroom: How to do it». You are the Scientists. You are to look at this problem from a theoretical point of view. Your task is to:

1. Define the term "cooperation";

2. Study the development of this term;

3. Distinguish traditional methods and modern methods of creating a safe environment in the classroom;  

4. Read the necessary articles and tell us about the main methods of forming relationships in the classroom.

 

Internet resources:

v https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cooperation

v https://article1000.com/types-cooperation-role-cooperation/

v https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-coordination-and-vs-cooperation/ 

v https://www.edutopia.org/blog/20-tips-create-safe-learning-environment-rebecca-alber 

v https://www.sites.google.com/site/literacyonline/support/creating-a-safe-and-supportive-learning-environment 

v https://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/creating-safe-classroom-environment-climate.shtml 

 

2) TEACHERS

You are to choose the role of Teachers to do a task on the topic «Building cooperation in the classroom: How to do it». You are to consider this problem from the side of a person who, teachers pupils everyday, who had a lot of paper tasks. Your task is to:

1. Tell us about methods of Building cooperation of a teacher’s point of view;

2. Make up some examples of tasks that can be use to improve the cooperation;

3. Read the necessary articles and tell us about the main methods of forming relationships in the classroom.

Internet resources:

v https://teacher-interviewquestions.com/please-tell-us-more-about-your-experience-with-teaching/ 

v https://www.teacheracademy.eu/blog/cooperative-learning-strategies/ 

v https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/10-ways-to-build-a-positive-parent-teacher-relationship 

v https://interviewpenguin.com/teacher-strengths-and-weaknesses/ 

v https://nsportal.ru/ap/library/drugoe/2017/11/03/the-role-of-teacher-and-his-activity 

 

3)PUPILS

You are to choose the role of Pupils to do a task on the topic «Building cooperation in the classroom: How to do it». You are to consider this problem from the side of a person who, communicate with your classmates and teachers every day. Your task is to:

1. Tell us about methods of Building cooperation of a pupils’ point of view;

2. Analyze articles of cooperation at class

3. Make up your own examples of modern methods of Building cooperation;

Internet resources:

v https://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/the-methods-of-forming-pupils-sociocultural-competence-by-using-of-english-video-films 

v https://classroommanagementexpert.com/blog/what-is-the-importance-of-classroom-management/ 

 

RULES FOR ALL PUPILS 

You will have 2 weeks for making your reports, we will have a final presentation of them. You should present your report at class, making the presentation. Add some pages of your report to the presentation, write the goals, the main part, your ideas and conclusion.

Evaluation

Your work will be evaluated according to grades:

1. Pupils read all the Internet sources, answered all the points of the plan according to their role, prepared the report with presentation, (all parts should be included: introduction, main part, conclusions, the main conclusion) – will get a five.

2. Pupils analyzed 80% of articles, didn’t do all the points of the plan according to their role, but prepared prepared the report with presentation, (some parts should be included: introduction, main part, the main conclusion) - will get a four

3. Pupils analyzed 50 - 30% of articles, didn’t do all the points of the plan according to their role, but prepared prepared the report with presentation, (some parts should be included: main part, the main conclusion) - will get a three

4. Pupils analyzed 20% of articles, didn’t do all the points of the plan according to their role, but prepared prepared the report with presentation, (the pupils said about the main part) - will get a two

5. Pupils analyzed 20% of articles, didn’t do all the points of the plan according to their role, didn’t prepare the report with presentation, will get only one point

6. Pupils did not analyze articles, didn’t do event some of the points of the plan according to their role, didn’t prepare the report with presentation - will get 0

Conclusion

This web-task is used to understand HOW to build cooperation in the classroom. The pupils have read a lot of useful and interesting articles, they have watched some videos about cooperation. The pupils will have the chance to make up the line or the way how to cope with their classmates and the teacher. And the teacher will have the opportunity to build the cooperation with the pupils. I’m happy to work with pupils. Thank the pupils for this opportunity!