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My class was studying mid-evil Europe and I assigned groups to build castles together. One group in particular could not work together but the other groups were doing great. They wanted me to change their group. I talked with each student (3 of them per group) individual to find out the problem and gave each suggestions on how to handle the problems, but I did not change the groups. The second day no progress. By the third day when they saw I was not changing groups they worked it out. We can't change jobs in life just because we can't get along, but giving them tools to work it out helped.
DeAnn What would you have done if they had not worked it out?
Jun 22, 2011
Pearl @parents talk: I like that you didn't let the students give up on the task of working together when the going got tough. I think there is a tendency today to take the easy way out and give students what they want when situations like this arise. We excuse it as saying we dont want the students to be stressed out by the task, but when we do that we ...See More
Jun 22, 2011
parents talk On 6/22/11, DeAnn wrote: > What would you have done if they had not worked it out?

Great question! Knowing my students I still would have kept them in the same group but work closer with that group. It would have been unfair to change the groups that were working well together. Our next group lesson they would not have been together. I...See More
Jun 22, 2011
parents talk On 6/22/11, parents talk wrote: Bridget Cline PO Box 522 Montrose, CO 81402

> My class was studying mid-evil Europe and I assigned groups > to build castles together. One group in particular could > not work together but the other groups were doing great. > They wanted me to change their group. I talked with each > student ...See More
Jul 7, 2011


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