How is teamwork like a yummy chocolate cake? Your students will have fun discovering that just like the ingredients that come together to make a cake, everyone on a team comes together to make an effective team. You will introduce the concept of team roles...it's really never too early to begin to integrate this verbiage in order to practice and apply the core concepts of effective teamwork.
This intro lesson on the essential skill of collaboration lays out a foundation that further TeamMastermind lessons will build upon.
This Mindwinder includes 2 complete hands-on activities:
1.Your students will work in teams to make a train car from a shoe box, which you will join with the other teams' train cars to make a long Teamwork train. Then you'll pull the long train from letter to letter to spell out TEAMWORK. So there's a bit of a spelling lesson here too!
2. Your kiddos will work in teams to create a structure of choice that will be pulled across a 20 foot span, like a train on the tracks.
Every TeamMastermind Mindwinder has:
--springboard ideas for engaging discussions about the topic
--suggested literature and nonfiction selections that support the topic
--a collaborative hands-on problem to solve
--opportunities and questions for a complete debrief of the topic