How Can Affinity Groups Be Used To Increase Student Engagement?
Do you struggle to get students to particpate and stay engaged? Try using affinity groups in your class! Affinity groups are defined as a group of people linked by a common interest, purpose, or identity and can bring people together that may not even know they share a common interest. Under the umbrella of this shared interest, students can do collaborative group work and support each other in their learning and grow their feelings of engagement and belonging.
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Middle Schoolers Engage with Affinity Groups
Helping middle school students feel engaged and connected at school is challenging any time, but especially during the recent pandemic, when students were learning virtually. Affinity groups can help to reveal common interests that create connections between students as they work and learn in collaborative groups. As you explore this website you will discover the methods used to create affinity groups, lessons for affinity groups, and key technology tools that make affinity group work effective at producing feelings of engagement and connection.