ERIC Number: ED127305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
How to Suceed in Team Teaching--By Really Trying. Occasional Paper No. 13.
Nolan, Robert R.; Roper, Susan Stavert
This paper provides guidelines in three areas for organizing and working in teaching teams: (1) getting started; (2) making the most of team meetings; and (3) minimizing team problems. Getting started requires a number of key decisions: (1) on what basis should team members be selected? (2) what should be the size of the team? (3) what areas should teams coordinate? (4) how much time should be allotted for planning, and when should time be scheduled? and (5) what support personnel are needed? Team meetings can be made productive by following a few simple procedures; one team member should be selected at each meeting to prepare and circulate the agenda for the next meeting; the agenda should be short so that all items are discussed, or a standard agenda may be used; all information and materials needed to accomplish the goals of the agenda should be a gathered and distributed at the meeting by the person selected to organize the agenda; all tasks should be specifically assigned with a completion date set; and a list of decisions, tasks, etc., can prevent misunderstandings. Finally it is acknowledged that staff resistance, personality clashes, unequal participation, poor attendance, and community/parent resistance are few of the problems that may be encountered. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.