The Golden Rules of Student Small Groups

By:Jordan catapano

comprehend“Teachers increasingly recognize the role that small group work plays in the overall educational experience of a student. Small groups allow young minds to think out loud, discuss and develop ideastogether, account for one another’s weaknesses, and to take part in a collaborative process. But truth be told, small groups often work better in theory versus their real-world implementation. For instance, students might:

  • Disagree obstructively.
  • Not stay focused on the assigned task.
  • Not understand or work on the assigned task.
  • Not work collaboratively.
  • Not trust one another.
  • Not equally contribute.
  • Not properly account for the amount of time they have.

The lot of these problems requires teacher trial and error to help iron out how their students can perform best. Here are some of the “golden rules” of setting up more effective work sessions for small groups:” To read further please click here:

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