Students are first.
All decisions about what study groups will do and how study groups
will be organized is embedded in what students need for the teachers
Every certificated person on the faculty is a member of a study
group that is no larger than six members. This includes counselors,
media specialists, resource teachers, coaches, and administrators.
Most often teaching assistants that have instructional responsibilities
are also members of study groups.
Leadership is shared.
Every member of a study group serves as leader. Leadership is
rotated weekly or every two weeks. Leaders are primarily responsible
for logistical concerns.
Every member of a study group is equally responsible for the work.
Agreed upon study group norms keep members reminded of this standard.
The work is public.
Every study group's Study Group Action Plan is posted for everyone
to see. After study group meetings, all of the study groups post
the Study Group Logs on clipboards that are hung in a public place
or on a school's electronic bulletin board.
Carlene Murphy, 2001