Classbuilding and Teambuilding ideas

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
Carol Lohkamp
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Classbuilding and Teambuilding ideas

Post by Carol Lohkamp » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:36 pm

My, how Old Man Winter is tormenting us this year! Across the nation, schools are dealing with disrupted schedules caused by inclement weather. I would like to know some of the ways teachers are using structures for Classbuilding and Teambuilding once students return to school. Please share what has worked for you!

Rob
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Re: Classbuilding and Teambuilding ideas

Post by Rob » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:42 pm

Carol, a participant at a recent workshop shared his latest TB using the structure Think Write RoundRobin.

If zombies invade the earth, which classmate would you choose as you battlemate?

Love it!

rachel.treaster
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Re: Classbuilding and Teambuilding ideas

Post by rachel.treaster » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:19 am

One of the most common ideas I've heard is "What are some snow day activities?" Students can answer with a Continuous Round Robin. Another great idea we shared at our Kagan Tour event in Avon, Indiana was using the structure Rapping Teams with Winter as the theme!!! I can't wait to see what other great ideas people share!

Carol Lohkamp
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Re: Classbuilding and Teambuilding ideas

Post by Carol Lohkamp » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:52 am

Zombies, Rob??!?!? Wow! I can picture the change in students' facial expressions and body language as the level of interest and engagement increased during the structure. What a great way to jump start their energy after the snow day blahs! Thanks for sharing this fun idea!