Build a more collaborative school community
WHAT IS TEAMING THE TEACHERS?
Teachers have a lot to teach each other. New teachers bring fresh energy and novel ideas. Seasoned teachers bring a wealth of experience and practical knowledge. Yet during the school year, teachers’ busy routines leave little time for creative collaboration.
Teaming the Teachers is a fun and affordable team-building program that’s delivered on-site at your school. Thoughtfully designed challenges give participants the opportunity to problem-solve together and lay a foundation for supporting each other throughout the school year.
HOW DOES TEAMING THE TEACHERS WORK?
Our professional, experienced facilitators come to your school to lead the program, bringing all equipment with them. The only thing you need to provide is at least 35-50 square feet of clear open space per person, indoors or outside (depending on weather). Teaming the Teachers is designed for groups of 15 to 100, and takes 1-2 hours. The cost is $15 per person, with a minimum charge of $400.
WHO BENEFITS FROM TEAMING THE TEACHERS?
The best time to invest in a team-building program for teachers is when the school community is experiencing big changes. Maybe the school has a new administrator, or new curricula, or is seeing significant turnover. Whatever may be going on, the school always has the same goal: to become a cohesive, supportive community that gives its students the best opportunities for success.
Teaming the Teachers encourages teachers to reach out to those who taught the students before them and build collaborative relationships across grade levels. Teaming the Teachers is a powerful way to start off the school year on a positive note, or give teachers a much-needed energy boost during an in-service day. And the learning continues long after the day is done; all participants receive a workbook with team-building exercises they can use in the classroom.
“Challenge Discovery did exactly what was developed between the building principal and program coordinator. It was very well received from staff as fun, engaging and relevant to our staff and students. They were appropriate for the wide range of people we had in the group.” – Kathleen Matheny, Woolridge Elementary School
“They did a wonderful job making broad themes personalized to our school and the classroom environment. They were accessible to all and put everyone in a very positive (and reflective) moo. Challenge Discovery teambuilding was just what we needed. The facilitators made sure that our goals were met and asked “just right” questions to ensure everyone was connecting to the themes. We had some participants who had earned “comp time” and were planning to use some of it for that afternoon. After being a part of the session, they changed their minds and begged to stay. Teachers appreciated the movement, the opportunity to connect to new staff members, focusing on classroom and school themes but also getting to know colleagues on a deeper level.” – Lindsay Mottley, Bettie Weaver Elementary School
Want to learn more about how Teaming the Teachers can transform your school year? Contact Challenge Discovery at 804-876-9733.