If you teach for a school that requires group projects, you probably know exactly where this is headed..... Does anyone have effective strategies for dealing with "problem children" in groups? For my last course I included a message in my introduction that grading for the team projects would be weighted for each member, depending on their participation. This seemed to work well as I had no problems, although it may have been coincidental. Does anyone hate group projects more than me? Or the whiny e-mails, "Why did I get an F for the team assignment when everyone else got an A"? Uh, maybe because you disappeared for 2 weeks and contributed nothing towards it?