Big Idea - Building Community

Sets of fists on top of each other, forming a bond. According to Wenger (1999), the value of education lies in active involvement in a community.

Students who are actively engaged and working together collaboratively show dramatic increases in academic achievement, self-esteem and positive social skills (Johnson & Johnson, 1989).

In this section we focus on two instructional strategies that can help engage students and build community in the classroom:


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