Day 3: Discuss one “observation” area that you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation.
“Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership qualities.”
- teach importance of cooperation & collaboration
- organize learning teams
- help students define roles, strengthen social ties, improve communication & collaborative skills, & develop leadership qualities
- encourage students to create & manage learning teams
- foster development of student leadership & teamwork skills
I really want to get into the idea of learning teams and strong collaboration skills. Many high school students loathe group projects – knowing that not everyone is going to do his/her part, all of the work is going to fall on one person, lack of collaboration and leadership skills, etc. I want to turn this around! I want to coach students to be successful leaders and collaborators. Working with people is one of the hardest and realest parts of adult life.
I think the keyword for me in this will be to coach students. I don’t plan to explicitly teach any of these skills, rather coach them through collaborative learning experiences.