Hi would anyone know of a good article to share with teachers about teamwork? Thanks, Leora
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This is such an important topic to explore and discuss with your teaching teams. I have attached a resource packet that I share as part of a presentation called - Gossip Be Gone! The Vital Importance of Positive Communication. It has a resource list with books and articles that might me helpful to you. It also included a short assessment that teams can use to assess their work as a team. When I use this assessment with teams I ask each person to circle two strengths and two areas of growth, and then ask them to discuss as a group and come up with ideas to enhance their work.I am happy to answer any questions that you have.All the best,
I checked back with the school leaders this past spring, a year after my initial interview, and asked how teacher teams were working. Over the summer and fall of 2020, they had all taken steps to further strengthen collaboration. Jessica Cunningham provided training to support her teams' work. She modeled ways to facilitate a meeting; identified roles individuals might assume during meetings, like co-host, recorder, and tech supporter; and demonstrated engagement strategies teachers could use with both peers and students. . .. . .Qazilbash reflected on the benefits of collaborating about school wide decisions: "It's helpful to have the TLT (teacher leadership team) consult with other teachers and think it through with us and say 'Yes this is the right choice' or 'No, let's go in a different direction.' And it's not just for buy-in: It's helpful because often we get a better product."