Help your students develop positive team building skills with this 248 page resource that includes a DVD with video clips of 25 challenge demonstrations. Also includes are reproducible challenge and organizer cards! The authors, with two successful books on team building and 30 years of team-building experience, offer a day-by-day guide for implementing activities and challenges for individual sessions, units, or an entire semester.
The activities and challenges are geared to beginning through advanced participants in a variety of settings. Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices includes 58 activities and challenges for beginning through advanced teams; reproducible forms for organizing, presenting, and evaluating team-building challenges; and ready-to-use unit and semester plans with evaluation tools for each activity.
Contents include: (1) How to Use the DVD, (2) Essentials of Team Building, (3) Introduction: Benefits of Team Building, Community Building and Team Building, Adventure Education and Team Building, Team Building and Character Education, (4) The Process of Team Building, Preparing for Team Building,Forming Teams, Setting up Activity Spaces and Equipment, Selecting an Activity or Challenge, (5) Developing a Successful Assessment Program, Portfolios, Record Keeping for Teams, Team Report Card, (6) Safety Strategies, General Rules, Safety Issues With Specific Challenges, Creative Ways to Obtain Equipment, (7) Team-building Sample Course Outline, (8) Icebreakers and Communication Activities, Agadoo, Memory Game, Group Construction, Moving Team Juggle, Untying Knots, Where Do I Go?, The Great Communicator, (9) Introductory Challenges: Construction Zone, Geography Masters, General Hospital, Emergency Room, Atom Transfer, Riverboat, Swamp Machine, The Whole World in Their Hands, The Snake, Tire Bridge, Toxic Waste Transfer, The Rock, River Crossing, Lifeline, The Wall I, Magic Bases, Geo Sphere, (10) Intermediate Challenges: Island Escape, Plunger Ball, The Maze, Stepping-Stones I, Bridge Over the Raging River, Human Billboard, Skywriters, Jumping Machine, Human Pegs, The Wall II, Indiana’s Challenge, Teamwork Walk, Great Pearl Caper, Stomp It, Missing Bucket, Great Balls of Color, Juggler’s Carry, Frankenstein, Dynamic Barrier, Tower of Tires, Factor In, (11) Advanced Challenges: Black Hole, Stepping-Stones II, Alphabet Balance Beam, Knights of the Around Table, Electric Fence, Grand Canyon I, Grand Canyon II, Spider’s Web, Neutral Zone, Marble Twist and Turn, Thinking Outside the Dots, (12) Character Development and Community-Building Challenges: Building Blocks, Lean on Me, Rainbow Swamp Trail, Integrity Tower.