The Jigsaw Method

Today we’re sharing (with updates) this blog post from July 2017. This cooperative-learning reading technique allows one student in a group to specialize in a topic and teach the material to the other members of the group. This method remains effective today. Keep reading to learn more! 

What are the most effective teaching strategies?

Research by John Hattie and Greg Donoghue indicates that it depends on a number of factors, including where students are in the learning cycle and what the purpose of the learning is.

The one teaching strategy that is identified as working for acquiring and consolidating surface and deep learning is the jigsaw method.

“In a jigsaw activity students are reading new information, discussing it with others who have read the same thing to extend their understanding, and then moving to new groups where they teach peers about what they read and learn new information from group members.” – Katrina Schwartz

Watch the video below to learn more.

This research-based teaching technique continues to show success in today’s classrooms. To learn more, check out the resources below.


Note for readers: There will be no blog post on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

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