Positive social skills are at the heart of successful group work. Part of your grade in this course will be based upon how cooperative, helpful, and effective you are as a member of your small group. I will be observing and recording group behavior and social skills during each class session. These observations, along with your attendance record, will form the basis for your cooperative learning grade. Here are some of the social skills for which I will be looking:
   Using 3 foot voices,
   Asking for help,
   Being supportive,
   Asking for reasons,
   Criticizing ideas not people, and
   Having a sense of humor.