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6th Grade Core

The Value of Cooperative Groups

Groups are used frequently in sixth grade instruction.  Sixth graders are social people and often benefit when they work with their peers.  This method reflects the styles of interaction that are used in real life.  Learning to be flexible, be a good listener, keep an open mind, compromise, and act together on an issue are all skills that cooperative learning helps promote.  The individual student is responsible for accomplishing personal goals as well as developing new academic skills.  Many minds together are better than just one.