Even the most self-sufficient among us occasionally find themselves part of a team.
Ready to roll? All you need to do is…
- Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.
Need more ideas? Not sure what to write around team? We’re here to help:
- Sports fan? Easy: tell us about your favorite team and what keeps you rooting for them through thick and thin.
- Photographers, show us close-knit groups of objects, buildings, animals, or people.
- From high school rock bands to dragon-boat racing, what has been your most rewarding (or, conversely, most painful) experience of belonging to a team?
- What’s the most impressive example of teamwork you’ve ever witnessed, whether you were part of it or remained an observer?
- You’re founding a new team of superheroes and can choose up to three other people (dead or alive, fictional or real) to join you. Who do you choose, and what superpowers are they bringing to the group?
Narrate the events surrounding your involvement in a group in which you are a member.
Your Specific Task:
Form a discussion group of about 5 students(invite a staff member, too, if you want).
Start your discussion in the “Garden Party” Forum. One of you picks the discussion starter from any of the “Plinky Prompts” in the Snowflake iblog. Post follow-up responses to each other so the discussion is “two-way”.
Demonstrate these “I can…” outcomes:
“I can … Explore your thoughts, ideas, understandings and ask your discussion group members to do the same.”
“I can … Respect each others opinions, but work together towards building a discussion thread that is perceptive, insightful, engaging and unified.”
Once each member of the group is satisfied that they have completed the specific task, and met the more general “I can…” outcomes, assign your discussion thread a score using this “Personal response” rubric.
Recall a situation in which a plan or important project that you and your group undertook did not turn out as you had hoped. How did you react? How did the others react? What did you decide to do?