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122 Ways to Build Teams

Second Edition
  • Carol Scearce - Educational Consultant, Enlightening Enterprises

Foreword by Lawrence W. Lezotte



April 2007 | 264 pages | Corwin

"New and veteran leaders who plan professional development or facilitate collaborative group work will find a tool kit of practical process strategies that work!"
—Jan Rozzelle, Executive Director
School Leadership Institute, The College of William and Mary

"Everything you need is in this book. Activities and processes are so clearly explained and easy to follow that educators can adopt the ideas and use them over and over again! A must for teachers, administrators, and professional developers."
—Margaret Hable, Educational Consultant

The busy leader's easy-to-use resource for successful team building!

Tapping into a school's potential for change begins with creating teams that are well organized and committed to sustainable results. This guidebook offers school leaders a wealth of practical team-building strategies for developing trust, establishing a team mission, leading and managing team meetings, and celebrating successes.

Team-building consultant Carol Scearce presents an easy-to-use format in an updated edition that includes:

  • Two new chapters on agenda design and problem-solving processes
  • Techniques for facilitating more productive team-building sessions
  • Strategy levels from "simple to use" to "for the committed"
  • Vignettes and examples in each chapter

Find out how to move your team members from "brainstorming" to "performing" by implementing team processes that can create lasting change in your school!


 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Trust Building
Simple Things To Do: Trust Me, The Check Is in the Mail  
Things That Take Effort: You Can Depend On Me  
For the Committed: People Who Need People Are the Luckiest People  
 
2. Mission Making
Simple Things To Do: Up, Up, and Away  
Things That Take Effort: Let’s Do It Together  
For the Committed: I Believe  
 
3. Discovering Leadership
Simple Things To Do: It Takes Two to Tango  
Things That Take Effort: The Power of One  
For the Committed: A Great Visionary  
 
4. Establishing Roles and Responsibilities
Simple Things To Do: Turn This Thing Around  
Things That Take Effort: High Hopes  
For the Committed: If They Could See Me Now!  
 
5. Code of Conduct
Simple Things To Do: I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In  
Things That Take Effort: Putting It Together  
For the Committed: Only the Strong Survive  
 
6. Managing Meetings
Simple Things To Do: What Kind of Fool Am I?  
Things That Take Effort: The Great Pretender  
For the Committed: It Makes Me Want to Shout!  
 
7. Creating Agendas
Simple Things To Do: What’s Up Doc?  
Things That Take Effort: Out To Lunch  
For The Committed: This Is My Final Answer  
 
8. Using Process
Simple Things To Do: World War III  
Things That Take Effort: Me Too!  
For the Committed: Oops  
 
9. Giving and Receiving Feedback
Simple Things To Do: I Really Don’t Want To Know  
Things That Take Effort: The First Cut Is the Deepest  
For the Committed: I’m on the Outside Looking In  
 
10. Celebrating Successes
Simple Things To Do: Celebration . . . Come On!  
Things That Take Effort: You’re My Soul and My Inspiration  
For the Committed: Twist and Shout!  
 
11. Resisters You Will See
 
Final Note
 
Bibliography

"Provides a wealth of relevant stories, examples, and practical strategies that teachers and administrators can apply immediately. New and veteran leaders who plan professional development or facilitate collaborative group work will find a tool kit of process strategies that work!"

Jan Rozzelle, Executive Director
School Leadership Institute, The College of William and Mary

"Everything you need is in this book. Activities and processes are so clearly explained and easy to follow that educators can adopt the ideas and use them over and over again! A must-have for teachers, administrators, and professional developers."

Margaret Hable, Educational Consultant

"A wealth of information suitable for any team-building endeavor. From designing an initial agenda and creating productive team-building conferencing to codes of conduct, unearthing leaders within teams, and using processes in classroom and teaching settings, this book is a must for not just schools, but for any serious business pursuit."

The Bookwatch, July 2007
Midwest Book Review
Key features
  • Offers an easy-to-use format that is perfect for busy leaders
  • Identifies strategies at three levels from "simple to use" to "for the committed"
  • Discusses the four stages of team building
  • Provides numerous vignettes and examples
  • Covers all the major topics in team building

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Lawrence W. Lezotte

Preface

Chapter 1: Trust Building


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