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Posted on October 14, 2019 2:33 am
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Carla Crumb
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Non Group Participation
How do you deal with students who are in a group but chose not to participate with the group ?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 14, 2019 2:40 am

Brittany
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I would pull the student to the side and ask why they are not participating. Is it because of who is in their group? It is because of anxiety? Do they prefer to work alone? Do they need a specific job to do in the group? Ask the student, see what the problem is. It may not be because they DON'T want to participate, but because they don't know how.
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Danielle Brown
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Before any kind of action is taken this is the first thing that you should do.
  Posted on: October 20, 2019 8:14 pm

uNubeL
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I agree with this solution
  Posted on: October 20, 2019 11:00 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2019 1:53 am

Myria Coure
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When you say students that is plural for more than one. So, my next question would be why are the students being permitted to be together. If they are not going to participate I would let them know they could loose participation points. I would let them know you are there for them and have their best intrest at heart and let them know you want them to get the most out of the lesson. I would break the class up into groups and keep those students separate from each other. When they do participate I would give them praise.
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Solution 3
Posted October 14, 2019 4:26 pm

uqaTaq
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If the student does not take initiative in participating, I would try assigning them a specific task to complete within their group. Tell the student what you would like them to do. If they still do not do anything, I would ask them to complete their work individually, and remove them from their group.
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Danielle Brown
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I dont think that this actually solves the issue. I think it more just disolves the issue at hand.
  Posted on: October 20, 2019 8:15 pm

uNubeL
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I wouldn't use this solution
  Posted on: October 20, 2019 11:02 pm

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Solution 4
Posted Yesterday 9:14 pm

Nicole Morris
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When students do not contribute to their groups it's important for the teacher to question the student's understanding and clarity of the assignment, and identify the difficulties he/she may be having. There are strategies the teacher can use, for example implementing or changing group roles, and offering positive messages of encouragement and motivation. The teacher can also meet with the group asking them to work it out. If they can't work it out, then the group can dismiss the student who is not contributing, and alternate plans can be made for the student.
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Solution 5
Posted Yesterday 11:48 pm

RamaJe
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I would sit with the student and have a conversation with them and see if there is something else that is going on with them. Maybe the student is having a problem at home or has a problem with one of the students in the group. If you can not find out that there is a problem with the students I would explain to the whole class how important it is to participate and if they do not participate there will be consequences.
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Solution 6
Posted February 17, 2020 5:57 pm

Desiree Boyd
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Ask the non-participating student why they choose not to participate, if the excuse is not valid enough, for example, I just don't feel like it, create a discipline chart with warnings that may have a sit out for recess, a call home, no fun Friday, etc.
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