Group Behavior Guidelines

  • Stay with your assigned group or partner.

 

  • Never interrupt the teacher while she is with another group or student.
  • Pause and think for a moment, before asking questions. If you still can't figure it out ask your partner or group leader first before going to the teacher.
  • Try to discover ways to solve a problem on your own and then share it with your group.

 

  • Reread the class chart that lists strategies which have been modeled and practiced.

 

  • Brainstorm with your group to see if you can get the solution to a puzzling section before you give up on a difficult activity.
  • Be a risk taker. If you are wrong, then you can always erase it and do it over. It is through our mistakes we learn the most.
  • If none of the above works, go on to another step in the task and come back to that part another time. Then ask your teacher when he/she is free.
  • Do not just sit and give up! Help yourself by attempting to begin the activity.
  • One person in the group must make sure all names are on sheets and have students date them. Find out if you have to put them in your portfolio or hand them in help everyone complete this. Take responsibility to hand the sheet in.