During this lesson, the teacher will first discuss cooperative skills (communication, trust, teamwork) and have dialogue related to these concepts. The teacher will then explain and demonstrate different challenges. Students will work on these challenges and then debrief at the end of class. A video demonstration is included in this resource.
A basic belief underlying The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is that how children learn to treat one another is as important as what they learn in reading, writing, and arithmetic. We believe that social skills such as cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control are essential to children’s academic and social success and we emphasize the teaching of these skills, along with academics, throughout the school day.
This resource provides teachers with classroom strategies to build community, improve communication, and enhance classroom discussion. This resource also has a listing of professional books related to these topics.
This is a fun cooperative activity that reinforces cooperative skills such as communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. Students must work together to achieve the goal of getting all students safely to the mainland. This activity can be used as a closing activity or could be part of a cooperative activity unit.
This is a large collection of games designed to enhance and strengthen communication, cooperation, and team work.
In addition to a description of the learning activities, there is also an informative video demonstrating how the activity is designed.
This simple activity can be used as a warm-up, cool down, or as a cooperative activity. Because students are working with partners, this activity reinforces communication and problem-solving skills.
This resource is a YouTube collection of videos focused on circus skills such as juggling, spinning plates, hula hoops, and balance. These videos can be projected as learning material for students or viewed by the teacher to enhance their own skills prior to teaching.
The purpose of this assessment is to see if students can identify the four steps used when solving minor problems.
This unit is presented as a series of cooperation, team building, and problem-solving learning tasks. Learning tasks should begin as partner to partner, and progress to small group, large group, and finally, whole class activities. Teachers are encouraged to select the learning tasks that best fit their teaching style and students’ needs.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This is a great resource for teachers when teaching students how to handle conflict and find resolution during disagreements.