ERIC Number: ED470024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
101 Tips, Traps, and To-Dos for Creating Teams: A Guidebook for School Leaders. Guiding Groups To Become Teams, Facilitating Them To Become High-Performance Teams, and Empowering Them To Become Technology-Based Teams.
Bailey, Gerald D.; Ross, Tweed; Bailey, Gwen L.; Lumley, Dan
Using teams is an effective way to meet the challenges of breaking down teacher isolation, halting curriculum fragmentation, and creating a learning organization. This guide is designed to help school leaders train groups to become teams, guide them to become high-performance teams, and empower them to become technology-based teams. It contains practical exercises and techniques that have been field-tested by hundreds of practitioners, whose suggestions have been incorporated to make the exercises meaningful for future users. Section 1 presents information and advice on getting teams started, including background information, why one should become a team member, setting agendas, acquiring basic team skills, building unity among team members, making team decisions, dealing with strife in a team environment, and coaching teams. Section 2 focuses on high-performance teams, describing their characteristics, building unity among members, dealing with strife, evaluating team effectiveness, and coaching teams. Section 3 presents technology-based teams, managing different levels of technological expertise, presenting background information, experimenting with technology-based teaming skills, decision-making, dealing with strife, and coaching teams. Each section concludes with a list of suggested readings. (Contains 63 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Leaders Guides, Leadership Training, Team Training, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.