If you are interested in booking Mr. Eisenstein, Mr. Andiorio, Dr. Eisenstein, or Mr. Kelley, call Purplearn for availability.
For getting started, Purplearn suggests the following.
For a good general introduction to
The Johnson brothers have published a lot
of material and most of it is worth reading.
For the easiest way to get going quickly,
Spencer Kagan's cooperative learning structures are ready to go right out of
the box. This page is mostly a big ad for Kagan's products and services, but buying
a copy of his big book of structures is worthwhile:
You can and should modify these as you get
more comfortable with the processes. Make them your own as you add to your structures. Having a wide variety of activity structures at your command is essential to successful cooperative learning.
For teachers who need to show this kind of differentiation of activities in your plans, a sample lesson plan is available by emailing us:
There is a lot of good, basic information about cooperative learning at this
next site that you can peruse without even signing up for their 7 day free
If you're new to social emotional learning, this is a good place to get some basic
information about SEL:
We at Purplearn have the pleasure of working with the brilliant professor from Rutgers, Dr. Maurice Elias. Here is a solid list of the books
by Dr. Maurice Elias as well as a video interview:
If you were at a seminar about PBL or Behavior Management, please address any questions to Mr. Eisenstein directly at
If you have any questions, or would like
to talk more about these topics or education in general, please email us at: