Browsing All posts tagged under »collaboration«

Group Work

October 4, 2012 by


Group dynamics have always been a difficult thing for me. In some groups, there’s been a lot of politics between people with more assertive personalities. In others, it’s I who am being the assertive one, doing all the work or being domineering. Sometimes I’m also shy and don’t contribute. Everyone who has ever worked with […]

Working Together

April 30, 2012 by


Project after project, it never seems to end. Our fifth and final project in Age of Exploration is a project meant to test every student’s ability to work together. The project assignment is to create a documentary related to an event(s) that took place during the  Revolutionary War. While an average group project only requires […]

Does Democracy Promote Conflict Resolution?

April 28, 2012 by


“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” –John Adams Power struggles and conflict resolution have been important aspects of history, including our current area of study in this […]

Collaboration: More Than Herding Sheep

April 24, 2012 by


“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” -Proverb The ability to collaborate well is, in my opinion, one of the most important skills to possess. Knowing how to work together to achieve a common goal will serve anybody well in school, jobs, and life in general.  Many great discoveries have been made […]

Communication and Collaboration

April 24, 2012 by


If you’ve been following the Age of Exploration blog lately, then I’m sure you’re well aware that we’ve embarked upon a new project in the last week or so. The main goal of this project is to produce a documentary as a class about a topic (somewhat) of our choice, as well as to learn […]