All I Need To Know I Did Not Learn In Fifth Grade
Photo by Aislinn Ritchie via Flickr (Creative Commons)
Actual words written in marker on a large white Post-it sheet. Left up on a wall at an elementary school.
Astonishingly similar to every group retreat I've ever been on except that in the adult version we don't talk about #2.
Especially considering the waste involved, what happens between fifth grade and adulthood (or does not happen) that prevents us from overcoming these obstacles to group work?
Having to redo work
One person does all the work
Paired with someone you don't like
One person takes over
Having to compromise
One person does no work
2. "Problems I Cause"
Taking advantage of others
Not getting it
Talking too much
Taking out anger on others
Needing to feel in charge/I can be bossy
Pushed over (around?)
Don't know what to do
3. "Working Together"
Check on others - help?
Talk out the workload so it is shared
Talk to a teacher
Explain your ideas