Friday, January 11, 2019

Essential Ingredient to Successful Science Study: Teamwork

I typically have a good number of lessons planned and ready to go. Then I teach the lessons that match the energy in the room.

Today as I thought about the science lessons I have ready to forward, I decided to take a step back and focus on teamwork. For students to successfully engage in the many science lessons ahead, they need to work well as a team so today we'll focus on that skill.

The lesson will include a simple team building activity that focuses on science and how we work together and solve problems.

This will give me a chance to think about what I need to do to foster good teaming and science learning in the weeks ahead. Weeks that will find the room set up to include the following:
  • Learning experience supply table
  • Supply shelves and cabinets
  • Guiding Question Area
  • Display area
During today's lesson students will engage in the following activities:
  • Review attributes of good team members and good teamwork
  • Meet their new team members
  • Review and engage in the activity
  • Reflect via conversation and written reflections
As the lessons move forward in the days ahead, we'll revisit the focus on team building again and again to foster this essential skill, a skill that a very expensive Google study tackled and resulted in the points displayed in the poster at the top of this page.