Advice on strategically creating groups

The Teaching Professor Blog gives a nice overview of the advantages and disadvantages of forming class work groups in various ways.

I liked to use a variety of methods — student-selected groups for brief class activities (for convenience) mixed with random groups for longer class activities (to shake it up once in a while) and teacher-selected groups for projects that would take multiple weeks.

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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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