Jon Corippo and Iron Chef Lesson Design for Cooperative Learning

How Iron Chef Lesson Plans Make Cooperative Learning Awesome

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In this episode, the inventor of Iron Chef lesson plans, Jon Corippo shares with Vicki his remix of the jigsaw cooperative learning method.  Iron Chef Lesson Plans with American Idol peer feedback may just be your favorite new cooperative learning method. (You can't make this stuff up! ;-))

Important Takeaways for Listeners on Iron Chef Lesson Plans

  • John opens the show by denouncing a mode of teaching used by many that exasperates him and bores students.
  • He critiques traditional jigsaw methods.
  • The “secret ingredient” idea can help you link together the presentation.
  • Jon giveds examples of Iron Chef lesson plans with history, science, literature, math, grammar, and how to add spice to book reports.
  • How do you fully engage students who work quickly?
  • How can you grade easily?
  • How do you supercharge peer feedback?
  • How can you use this to help kids appreciate each other's strengths?
  • What are other ways teachers get kids excited about learning?
  • How can you incorporate formative assessment?
  • How to make the top 20 Grammar errors exciting with Iron Chef lesson design.

This Iron Chef episode is for all of you out there using cooperative learningChromebooks or Google Apps for Education. You can also use this method with Office 365, Keynote, and Prezi. Scroll down for a great quote to pin.

Free Educator Resources: Iron Chef Lesson Plans

Interview Links

What Teachers Say

Listener, Leslie Ihrig (5th-grade teacher) says,

“I've used this with literature and social studies. Works great. In addition to adding excitement to the lesson, kids are meeting presentation standards.”
See Leslie's Jigsaw on forming a new nation in the US.

Thanks to my Facebook friends for pointing out:

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"Teaching should take you up to something." Jon Corippo, Inventor, Iron Chef Lesson Design

“Teaching should take you up to something.” Jon Corippo, Inventor, Iron Chef Lesson Design

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Alex Jacob July 14, 2015 - 1:53 pm

I feel this is a very important video because Jon made very conscious points. I’m glad you have posted in many of your networks, especially on Twitter and Facebook, to make it more accessible. For those not able to watch the video, the points listed go right along with it. I enjoyed it! Thank you!


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