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Session Description

Maybe your classroom or faculty/staff/team meetings are different, but in mine I've found that my instructions...requests...and yes, at times even begging...for students to "work in groups" or team members to "tackle this one together", don't always necessarily garner the results I had dreamed up.

In order for effective and efficient action-oriented collaboration to take place, we need specific practices and pathways that we can implement and integrate in order to develop the essential skills and competencies required to do so.

This session will cover 4 Tools for building an intentional culture of collaboration and achievement for success in school, work, and beyond. These tools can be immediately implemented and integrated into the classroom, extra- and co-curricular activities, faculty & staff professional practices, organizational culture, personal practice, and even at home.

But don't come to this session planning to just sit and experiential challenge (that you can take back to your classroom or organization) is waiting for you...the question is...

Will you be up to it?


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Session Materials (aka stuff you can use!)

Session/Activity Materials

Pro Tip: You can't access the materials needed to build a tower through have to buy those at the store :)
Each group received a paper bag containing:
  • 10 sheets of paper
  • 5 index cards
  • 1 roll of scotch tape
  • 10 straws
  • 1 ziploc bag containing 1 jolly rancher and 2 rubber bands

Connect-Cooperate-Collaborate PowerPoint

Connect Nametags

Skills and Talents cards

Culture of Excellence & Ethics Social Networking

Culture of Excellence & Ethics Compact for Excellence

Culture of Excellence & Ethics Praise & Polish Review

Culture of Excellence & Ethics Negotiation for Collaboration

What Will You Build?

And click here for a free Power2Achieve Foundations Unit (including 4 lesson plans, student materials, & slides):
Consider the Perspective of Others

Kyle Baker | @kbakerIEE
Program Coordinator
Institute for Excellence & Ethics