Winning sports teams often talk about how team chemistry contributes to their success.

Many schools are finding that teams of teachers can lead to a healthier, more productive learning environment.

Teachers at schools with strong teams feel more connected to their colleagues. Those schools are also likely to have lower staff turnover.

There are several ways to structure teams. Some schools feature vertical teams, with teachers from each grade level discussing the successes and failures that might apply to other grade levels.

Imagine a team of math teachers working with P.E. instructors to develop healthy exercises that feature math principles. That’s a win-win for the teachers AND the students.

Would your school’s teaching staff benefit from employing the team concept?

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Education World: What Makes Effective Teaching Teams Tick?