Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.
Did you know that "peer group influence plays an important developmental role in the psychosocial process of separation from parents"? What does this mean to teachers of middle school students? That "interactive, interdependent group work" helps middle school students "build happy, learning brains."
This post will help you learn more about brain science, successful group work, how to plan for success, provides some researched-based guidelines and more.
Via Beth Dichter, Nancy Jones