Have you ever had a small class that somewhat inhibited effective group class exercises?  I am not sure if this is a common problem, but here is what has happened with me: I break students out into groups of 3-4 to work on a problem Everyone can hear everyone else’s conversation Students talk quietly so […]

Oh, the lovely joys of dealing with group disputes in class.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced them in some form or another.  Students line up at your door during office hours with the following typical complaints: Susie has missed the last three meetings I feel like I’m doing all of the work I don’t agree […]