The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com

The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com.

What a needed article to put a little brake on the ever-promoted culture of collaboration in the education realm. I am an introverted thinker/creator and absolutely need quiet and alone time to be productive. I must admit that I was also swept up by the push of promoting collaborative work in the classroom but I empathized with kids who, like me, prefer to work alone.

I’m not bashing collaboration at all. I believe that there are times when collaboration is a much preferred means to be productive. But the value of independent work should not be neglected.

Balance. The magic word.

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