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Posted on October 2, 2015 4:32 pm
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neraXe
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A dividing line
In a high school gen ed class there are a variety of students from different backgrounds and races. The students sit in clusters of friends that they feel most 'comfortable'. These groups very clearly distinguish the differences between the student, but no one seems to have a problem. As a teacher how could you mix up the classroom setting to allow students to not be divided by differences?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 4, 2015 11:55 pm

eDuMez
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Each week pull names out of a hat and tell them where they will sjt. It sounds elementary, but if you randomly choose, the students can not get
"upset" with you about where they will be sitting, as they will be breaking out of their comfort zone.
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meXyHy
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if I were in this situation, I would exactly do this. It's the perfect way to put student into groups.
  Posted on: October 14, 2015 1:17 pm

runyJu
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This is a great idea! I might use it!
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 6:35 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2015 5:34 pm

LeqeHe
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Allow a lot of cooperative learning activities to try and mix the students. Let them occasionally choose but you should randomize who will work together. When doing this keep note of the students personalities and make sure that they will be able to get along during the activities.
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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 5:22 pm

eryMav
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I would use a seating chart that is chosen by the teacher. However, I would change the seating chart every three to four weeks so that students are interacting with different peers throughout the class. Also, I would complete group projects or assignments and pair students randomly. This can be done by having students draw for their partners.
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Solution 4
Posted February 29, 2016 2:24 am

uJasuX
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Introduce a class activity that allows students to see their similarities with others in the room. Then, possibly use these similarities to group students for class activities.
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sadaze
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I feel as though this is more of a one time thing. I did something like this in high school and the friends it made only lasted about a week and then everyone was back to hating each other.
  Posted on: October 10, 2018 11:16 pm

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Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2015 10:49 pm

QeJupa
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During group work the teacher can create the groups so the students can get to know each other
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Solution 6
Posted February 26, 2017 12:42 am

uWuXyj
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In my class, I would try monthly rotations. So one month they start in a random group, then when its time for rotation, mix the groups in a way that they will be with other different students. This is a good way to try it, because in a month, the students can get to know one another and make new connections with people.
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Solution 7
Posted October 12, 2016 12:32 am

yNubas
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My solution would be to seat the students in order from their last name and tell those students closest to each other to work together. If that doesn't work I would have numbers in a hat and have multiple numbers of 1,2,3,4,5,6 and have each student draw a number out of the hat and which ever number they drew that is the group they will be in.
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Solution 8
Posted February 26, 2018 12:03 am

duNuJy
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I would assign seats to students to split up the group's. Also assign cooperative activities so the students have to work together.
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Solution 9
Posted February 26, 2018 12:03 am

duNuJy
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I would assign seats to students to split up the group's. Also assign cooperative activities so the students have to work together.
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Solution 10
Posted October 4, 2015 2:40 am

aqaRus
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Assign them seats or groups that you assign to help them establish relationships with the other students in class.
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Solution 11
Posted October 12, 2016 7:59 pm

jaDehy
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I would count off the students from 1-6 and depending on their number sit in those clusters. That way they have a better chance of sitting next to someone that makes them feel comfortable and it seems like chance instead of intention.
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Solution 12
Posted October 3, 2016 8:17 pm

PumuMu
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I can understand this
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