While in teams, consider being really intentional about group norms. You could try implementing:
- Team roles (like recorder, facilitator, time-keeper, navigator)
- Communication norms (teach how to clarify points, summarize, challenge assumptions, provide evidence, come to a consensus)
- Steps for Achieving Major Goals (set a timeline for the goal, review terms and definitions needed, evaluate your options, come to a consensus, implement your decision)
If you have any other ideas or suggestions on how to collaborate and engage your students, please share in the teacher forum! And of course, feel free to reach out with any questions you have!