Browsing All posts tagged under »collaboration«

Group Work

October 4, 2012 by

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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

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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

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“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

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“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

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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 […]