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Activities,  January 08, 2008

YouthLearn's Techniques for Encouraging the Sharing of Ideas

In traditional classrooms, kids sit in classes of 20, 30, 40 or more students, yet they largely work as individuals, taking tests in silence, competing for grades and constantly hearing things like "keep your eyes on your own paper," "stop talking" and "do your own work." Luckily, you have more flexibility in an out-of-school program to instill an atmosphere of community effort and sharing.

In today's networked world, teamwork is more than just a laudable goal—it's a required skill. If you're going to create a truly collaborative environment, you have to model, inculcate, and reinforce the sharing of ideas.

URL: http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/teaching/sharing.html
Posted by wrivenburgh on January 08, 2008 | Activities
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