Bazaar small groups  
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How is the Bazaar small group model different from the traditional model?
Bazaar Model
Groups are formed by student choice 
Student-driven motivation  
Groups are project-based. PBL
Goals are directed by students. 
Students remain in their groups. 
Traditional Model
Groups formed by the teacher
Teacher-driven motivation
Groups focused on specific need
Goals are imposed by teacher
Small groups are used intermittently
Bazaar groups include:
Individual or Team projects
Differentiation
Support and Critique
Peer mentoring
Break-out groups
Collaborations/PowerPoints
Gamification
Because of the structure of Bazaar small groups, students enjoy the advantages shown above and more. Often teachers believe that PBL groups are only effective for team collaborations, but individual projects are well-supported in the small group. The coil pot in the left photo is an example of individual work created in a group. Don't miss the story about that group. In the right photo, a team that did work together presents a PowerPoint on their collaborative sculpture. The bottom photo shows what a Bazaar Classroom looks like. No teacher in sight. You'll have to go find him. He's the one moving nimbly among the groups.
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Do you mix whole and small groups?  
Oh-oh, research here.  Important information.
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