Share These Wise Words on Group Projects!

Editor's Note: In our back-page advice column called Life Skills Made Easy, we tackle a different question each month, sourced straight from our Teen Advisory Board members--or your students! (They can go here to submit their question.) The goal is to provide teens with the simple, doable strategies that will help them succeed in school and in life.


Ah, group projects--as a teacher, they offer incomparable opportunities for learning, cooperation, and teamwork. But what happens when some students don't pull their weight, or when entire groups devolve into a state of chaos and frustration?

That's why we love this month's Life Skills Made Easy question, from Liza, a high school freshman in Florida.



We also adore the resulting advice (read the full column here) from big-time media project manager and career empowerment expert, Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich, which will help your students stay organized and accountable. We urge you download this Wise Words poster, hang it up in your classroom, and share it with colleagues. It's a crucial reminder we all need!

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