Kagan’s structures

Kagan structuresHow can we engage students in our classes? There are many great articles on the web on this topic, and perhaps one of the most prominent are the Kagan structures:  Kagan, S. & Kagan, M. Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing, 2009.

There are 5 essentials in the Kagan structure for education:
1. RallyRobin
2. Timed Pair Share
3. RoundRobin
4. RallyCoach
5. Stand Up, Hand Up Pair Up

Which one to use and when is up to the teacher’s discretion. However some great guidelines are given in Clowes, G. The Essential 5: A Starting Point for Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing. Kagan Online Magazine, Spring 2011. www.KaganOnline.com