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Tips for Great Group Work in the Classroom

Collaboration is essential to students' learning! Having kids work together promotes cooperation, builds social-emotional skills and gets them engaged in active learning. Group work, on the other hand, tends to come with challenges. Some students feel like they do all the work; others feel left out; motivation wanes; and assignments seem to get cobbled together. So, what makes for better group work? Learn how a shared-ownership model gives every student more of a stake in group work activities.

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