Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Jigsaw magic in class

When I started my teaching at UAE school onwards, I spend my leisure time to study new teaching strategy ,tips and technique. So most of the AF time used to spend many hours in font of my laptop for serf google books, teaching blog, you tube etc..

Last day, I watched a nice teaching tips given by Alex in his You tube channel which is teach like this. His presentation is so good. From many teaching technique, I used to study more about Jig saw. For more clarification sent an email to Alex. After two days he replied very detailed. Before that, I had group activity in my class. But Jigsaw was a new method for me. As per the new method , I planned my lesson in the following method.

Today teacher does - Jigsaw ( A experimental activity )
First divide my class into 3 / 4 groups with 7 students in each. A group is given a unique article to read.
Group No 1.  [ France Abolishes Monarchy and Becomes a Republic]

Group No 2 . The Reign of Terror
Group No 3.A Directory Rules France
Group No 4 .Did Women have a Revolution?
Group No 5 - The life of a revolutionary woman – Olympe de Gouges
After reading the article, Group 1 will discuss and pinpoint the most important information to share. They might have the names of the most important French revolutionaries, ideas , they might have information about Robespierre, Jacobin, Napoleon Bonaparte and how was the condition of France after 1789. They would definitely say something about the role of women in french revolution Groups 2 - 5 will do the same with their articles.
While this is happening, the teacher is circling to the different groups and helping students decide what information is best to share. Each member of these groups will write down the important information their classmates have decided to share with the other groups.
Next, these groups will break apart.
They will rejoin 4/5 groups with 7 members. 1 member from Group 1, one member from Group 2, one member from Group 3, etc.

New Group 1 - There will only be one member who knows about each topic.
After if they have any doubts teacher will clarify it.
It was planned for grade 9. But it worked very well in grade X-M . But it took days to complete With in 40 minutes , we got only 30 minutes. After their chit chat and talking, we get less time. First day there was confusion in the second time group formation. There were 21 students. We divided them in to 4 groups. 5 members were there in each group. Only in 5th group there was 6 members.
I had showed the stpes and each groups topic.

No Steps
1 Group Formation
2 Reading
3 Discussion
4 Pinpoint important point to share
5 Each member of these group has to write
6 break apart & Frame new group
7 Explaining pin points
After their discussion they shuffled and sat in different groups. Even though there was little confusion related to shuffling. So, I gave group number to all pupil.

Group 1 Factories Come Up


Group 2 The Early Entrepreneurs


What type of business ?

Group 3 Where Did the Workers Come From?

workers come from?

Getting jobs ?
Group 4 The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth


Swadeshi movement

busy with war production to meet the needs of the army
Group 5 Small-scale Industries Predominate


Next day
They formed group speedy. It was a nice discussion. Student Nihal and Mathew shared to that, that was a good method. I spent my time to participate in all discussion, I have added some additional information also related to their topic. 

In You Tube

Part 1
Part 2 

Steps - Showed through projector

Group 1
Group 2

Group 3

Group 4



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