Student learning is improved when there is a palpable and practiced sense of classroom community among the students and professor. There is no one model for what this community looks like: for one class it involves friendly competition, for another, frequent group projects, for a third it involves collaborating on revising drafts of writing assignments. … More How do you build classroom community?
For professors who assign small group work, how do get your students to deal with the “bad apple” that can derail the whole project? Research shows that the “bad apple phenomenon” is real, and whether it be in a large classroom discussion or a small group project, such individuals can ruin the quality of cooperative … More Dealing with the Bad Apple