Working together to transition freshmen & transform schools from the bottom up!
WVU 70 - Clemson 33
Helping students to master the skills they need to succeed and then assisting students to become leaders pass the skills on so that they may then become a team as one.
Projects like quiz bowls for team spirit.
If one fails we all fail. Get students to help each other...study groups.
It's hard to have a team if the players don't show up. We have to make sure that students are at school so we can condition them and they can learn the skill.
Ethical choices: model them, define them-- constantly, daily...ethics undergird who we (students and teachers) are, and what we can become. Ethical choices are displayed in the little things and big things. " Others may lie and cheat, but here in our room, our yes means a yes, and our no means a no. Period. We are honorable people."
Working together to develop the skills, from the weakest to the strongest. Everyone is a member and no one gets let behind. If you make this a focus in your classroom, it will work.