Jim Watson
Eugene, Oregon School District 4J

EDLD610 Readings, Resources and Downloads

Small Groups in the Classroom

Grouper Instructions and Downloads - Computer assisted grouping program and instructions. Free Mac or PC download for use in classroom.

Grouping Fundamentals - Why group students? What are the advantages of group work? Elements of successful groups: purposes, heterogeneity, meeting individual needs in heterogeneous groups, skills for working in groups, choosing tasks and topics and organization of group projects.

Sociometric Grouping and Analysis - Data gathered when students are asked which classmates they'd prefer to work or sit with is valuable not only for improving climate by honoring choices but also for evaluating measures taken to improve group cohesiveness. (The centerpiece of Grouper is the sociometric grouping section.)

Grouping Bibliography and Online Resources.

2009 Oregon Positive Behavior Support Conference materials: Micro-PBS - How to use PBS principles to enhance small group activities. Links to materials are on the bottom of the page (the last workshop that day).