Bellringer: What qualities does a good team member have?
Schedule: - Bellringer - Objectives - Poll - Card Castle - Mini Brain Break - Steps to take when you face a challenge with a team - Script Reading - Closure
Lesson Objective 1: Effective Communication and Collaboration By the end of the lesson, students will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills by actively listening to their teammates, articulating their ideas clearly, and respectfully engaging in collaborative discussions to achieve a common goal. Lesson Objective 2: Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking By the end of the lesson, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills within a team setting, analyze challenges, brainstorm multiple solutions, evaluate options, and make informed decisions collaboratively to solve a problem or complete a task. Lesson Objective 3: Empathy and Inclusive Teamwork By the end of the lesson, students will be able to demonstrate empathy towards their teammates by considering their perspectives, actively seeking diverse opinions, and incorporating different strengths and abilities within the team to foster inclusive and effective teamwork.
Reliability: Being dependable and fulfilling commitments. Communication: Expressing ideas clearly and actively listening to others. Cooperation: Working well with others and being willing to compromise. Responsibility: Taking ownership of tasks and following through on them. Adaptability: Being open to change and flexible in different situations. Respectfulness: Treating others with kindness, empathy, and consideration. Positive attitude: Maintaining optimism and motivation, even during challenges. Problem-solving: Contributing creative ideas and actively seeking solutions. Accountability: Taking responsibility for actions and learning from mistakes. Supportiveness: Offering help, encouragement, and assistance to teammates.
Review of qualities of a good team member
What do you think is the most important part of working in a team?
- Listening to each other
- Respecting each other
- Trusting each other
- Supporting each other
- Encouraging each other
Card Castle! Directions: As a team, you are going to work together to create a card castle. You will have three minutes to create a castle using only cards. As you are working with your team, think about how well your team is working together and what you would change the next time. After the timer is up, each group will report what worked best for their team and what did not work best for their team. Remember the qualities of a good team member!!!!!
Sometimes teams face challenges... what were some challenges your team faced during the card castle challenge?
Teamwork Vs. Non - TeamWork
Team work can increase the overall productivity of a group of people by up to 50%. Studies have found that teams with diverse backgrounds and opinions often generate more creative and innovative ideas than teams with similar members. Research has shown that teams that work well together have less stress, increased morale, and decreased absenteeism at school.
Did you know?
BRAIN BREAK Using the drawing tool, draw a picture of your favorite team. EXAMPLES: Baltimore Ravens (best team ever), Los Angeles Lakers, USA Women's Gymnastics, Spring Grove Boys Basketball team, New York Yankees
What challenges do teams face when working together?
Communication issues: Difficulties in conveying information, misunderstanding instructions, or ineffective collaboration due to poor communication. Conflicting personalities or work styles: Differences in perspectives, personalities, or approaches that can lead to conflicts or hinder team cohesion. Lack of coordination: When team members are not aligned, leading to duplicated efforts, missed deadlines, or inefficient use of resources. Time management: Struggling to meet deadlines, poor prioritization, or balancing multiple tasks can hinder productivity and progress. Limited resources: Insufficient budget, equipment, or personnel can pose challenges in achieving team goals. Lack of trust: Mistrust among team members can hinder collaboration, information sharing, and overall productivity. Decision-making difficulties: Disagreements or indecisiveness can slow down progress or lead to suboptimal choices. Conflict resolution: Resolving conflicts within the team, managing interpersonal issues, and maintaining a harmonious working environment. Change management: Adapting to changes in project scope, objectives, or team composition can be challenging and require adjustment. External pressures: Factors such as tight deadlines, high expectations, or external stakeholders' demands can add stress and challenges to the team.
Define the problem Look at the other person's solutions (Their Way) Think about your solutions (My Way) As a group, brainstorm ALL possible solutions (BrainStorm) As a group, choose the best solution to the problem (Highway)
Steps for a team when you have a challenge:
14. Personalised Feedback
What are steps you can use when your team faces a challenge?
1. Students will be selected to participate in the skit. 2. Students will perform the skit. 3. As a group, students will identify the five steps used by the characters within the script. 4. Remember to use your team working skills we discussed when working with your team! Characters: Brad - Emerson Betty - Brooklynne Amanda - Miss Cleary John - Conner Narrator - Jamison Manager - Travis
Time to ...Act!
Define the problem- Their way (Brad) - My way (Amanda) - Brainstorm (Manager) - Highway -
Who's job is it to put the DVD's away?
Using the information today, How will you benefit a team next time you work in one?
How have you seen team work benefit you or your classmates?
Draw a dinosaur playing basketball against a team of puppies.