I love Cooperative Learning but am at a similar stage in terms of my students and I are just starting out really. I have done the first four days of training and would really like to be a Kagan trainer. My classes have generally responded well to Kagan but I have learned to drip feed it in rather than throw everything at them at once. My top set have taken to it a lot better than my bottom set year 9s as their social skills are so much better so that they inherently work better as a team. Any advice on building social skills in the classroom greatly appreciated!