Concept thinking:This idea represents decision making for kids. It is an easy way to manage small groups with clear expectations. Students will be able to make their own decisions when in a group and ask questions to recieve positive feedback.
Group Expectations. I really liked this poster because it's fun and pleasant to look at. I think it's important to have classroom rules and expectations up around the classroom so the students have reminders about acceptable behavior. I would probably hang this by a group work area in a classroom for a younger grade.
Cooperative Learning - how to behave and work successfully during group work. Supports INTASC Standard #3 Learning Environment: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
What are your expectations for students when working in pairs or groups? good management needs to be in place FIRST -You can make up your own -- teach this before working in groups! Post in the room and refer to it often!