In this blog post, middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron writes about the benefits of having students work collaboratively. To begin, she recommends that students create, with some teacher input, a team charter or ground rules. From there, each student is responsible for a portion of the end product and their work fits together like a puzzle, she writes. At the end of the exercise, students are asked to evaluate their group members' ability to collaborate.
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