Working in groups can benefit a person by interchanging ideas and getting to know new people. When a person takes advantage of another person that is a whole other situation. When kids are placed with the “smart kids” they expect them to do everything and still receive full credit. Teachers believe that making kids work in groups can help them better understand others’ thoughts and communicate better. What teachers don’t realize sometimes is that some kids don’t do any work at all. That is just unfair to the kids that do the work. At some points working in groups can be beneficial, but that is only if both kids put in the same amount of work.

 

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