Job Description:
  • Make sure group starts quickly and remains focused during the entire activity.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • Assign tasks for collecting and distributing materials as needed.
    • Assign roles like calculator or significant figure checker.
    • “I think we have everything, are we ready to begin?”
  • Takes care of time management.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • Keep an eye on the clock.
    • Keep group moving forward.
    • Communicate with group on discussion deadlines.
    • “I think we need to focus on _ now in order to complete this section of the activity on time .”
    • “We have _ minutes before we need to be ready to discuss this section. Let’s get this done.”
  • Make sure all voices in the group are heard.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • Address group members by name.
    • Ensure every group member contributes.
    • Assign different members to read sections of activity on a rotating basis.
    • “(Name), what do you think about . . . .?”
    • “I would like to hear what you think, (name).”


Job Description:
  • Communicates group questions and clarifications with the teacher or other groups. (This is the only group member designated to do so.)
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • “Our group is confused about how _ relates to _ .”
    • “Our group reached consensus that the answer to number _ was __.”
  • Ensures all group members have had the opportunity to respond to the question before asking outside sources.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • “Does anyone in our group know the answer to _?”
    • “Before we ask the teacher, could someone in our group clarify the answer to….”
  • Ensures that everyone in the group agrees on what question to ask if an outside source is needed.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • “Does everyone agree we need to find out . . . ?”
  • Presents conclusions of the group to the class, as requested.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • “The reasoning we used to answer number __ was . . .”


Job Description:
  • Guides consensus-building process; group must agree on responses to questions.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • “Would you all agree that _ is an acceptable answer for question number _ ?”
    • “Could you please rephrase what you just said?”
    • “Is your response/answer completely supported by your explanation/calculations?”
    • “Would that response make sense to someone from another group?”
  • Verifies that ALL individual responses are: 1) consistent on paper, 2) reflect the group’s consensus, and 3) are high quality.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • Look at responses from individual papers (sampling!).
    • Have all group members shown work on quantitative problems?
    • Do all group members’ responses have complete thoughts or explanations?
  • Ensures that accurate revisions happen after class discussions.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • Can all group members respond correctly to a question about what you learned?
    • “(Name) when you read (name’s) answer, do you see any differences?”


Job Description:
  • Observes group dynamics and behavior with respect to the learning process, using report format.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • Is everyone in the group participating?
    • Are group members listening carefully to each other?
    • Are group members being patient and respectful of each other?
    • Fill out the report form that may be collected for the activity.
  • Reports to the group periodically during the activity on how the group performs.
    • Good tools/phrases to use:
    • “Let’s stop for a minute. I have a couple comments on what we are doing well and a suggestion on how we could be more productive.”
    • “Let’s wait for (name) to catch up before we move on.”
  • Be ready to report to the entire class about how well the group is operating.

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