Reflection: Trust and Respect Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 2 - Section 3: Conducting Research


I use a Flexible Grouping strategy regularly. I change groups at every activity so that students learn to work with others. By using Flexible Grouping, students learn to work with one another in short periods of time. I have several ways to group students. I use numbers in which I give a number 1-15 to half the class and 1-15 the other half of the class and ask them to find someone with the same number. I will ask students wearing NIKE to stand up and I'll pair them. If I want gender groups I might ask for all the people with shoulder length hair to stand up. 

By changing grouping and making the partners totally random, I add a touch joy in the classroom as I build collaborative skills. 

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Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 2

Unit 6: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT create solutions for the design problem: How do we design an eco-friendly home?

Big Idea: What do we know about eco-friendly building? This lesson allows students to research eco-friendly components as students determine the best solution an authentic design problem.

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