My dd, 15, has been working on a group project w/3 of her best buds and another girl who hasn't been doing the work and has been very difficult in terms of agreeing to meet outside of school giving all kinds of excuses such as parties, cheer leading practice(she can't even, as she has a broken wrist). When they do all meet, she sits and texts and doesn't really do the work. No other group wanted to work w/her. My DD posted a comment on FB that said "You need to get your priorities straight". The girl told her Mom, who then called the teacher who addressed it w/my DD, saying things get misconstrued sometimes.
My DD was in tears as she is so upset at how this girl behaved all along and then my DD gets the rap for doing something wrong, although the teacher (and I) said you should've let me know before and they could have dealt w/it sooner. My DD is an honors student who's upset at how many people don't care about schoolwork.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Dec. 16, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
My son dealt with two people like this in his chemistry class he told them to work and the teacher came down on him instead of them. I am in college and the Japanese class I took we had a study group where my friend Javier and I did most of the work in class prep and test prep. The others would be texting or just eating the snacks. Just tell her to keep working hard and take care of herself.
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Answer by admckenzie at 12:26 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
I would suggest the entire group, including the "slacker", meet with the teacher to discuss other options. Perhaps your daughter's group sechedule isn't convenient for everyone and the "slacker" would fit better with another group's schedule. One thing your daughter has or should have learned is to be careful what you post on Facebook. Once things are in "black and white" they are hard to defend.
FYI - As a parent, I HATE when teachers assign group projects. It is very difficult for children from different homes to coordinate their schedules outside of school.
Answer by Dyndudes at 12:33 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
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