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Cooperative learning is a popular teaching strategy in which groups of students work together to accomplish a common goal, aiding them in developing a comprehensive understanding of a topic or concept. This strategy enables students of diverse backgrounds to come together and share their own ideas and experiences. While not a new concept, cooperative learning may still intimidate teachers who are unsure of how to successfully implement such a practice while maintaining a well-managed classroom. Through careful planning and use of the strategies outlined here, teachers can create an optimum classroom environment for reaching all learners.