24 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School

If you are quick to criticize others, enjoy knowing that you’re a bit smarter than someone else, or sometimes put others down to make yourself feel better, then you’re not really that interested in teamwork. It’s not the end of the world if you utilize the ol ‘red pen mentality’ and regularly critique others. But it’s not a very helpful thing to do.

Especially in a school.

That’s because most schools are built on teamwork, camraderie, and mutual appreciation. In other words, teachers help other teachers. Students help other students. Students help teachers. Teachers help students. And so forth.

Everyone helps everyone.

That’s the goal, at least, for most modern schools. We’re all in this together and figuring out how to encourage teamwork in school is something every administrator, teacher, and student should know how to do. Lucky for you, the always fabulous Mia MacMeekin built this visual guide that lays out simple (but effective) methods for team building. What works for you?

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  1. Edit

    September 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    (While I love the infographic, would someone redo it to fix the spelling error on acknowledge? Repost and many people will appreciate it. Thanks!)

    • Mia

      October 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

      No changing acknowledge! Hehehe. That is the point…. Don’t look at what’s wrong look at what’s right…. If you do want a typo free version I have one.

      • Pamela Huston

        November 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

        Could I please get a corrected version and maybe one that says ’24’ instead of ’27’…? I’m not trying to mess with your system but I would just like a correct version. :) Thanks!

  2. Brett

    October 8, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Either I’m missing something, or… are there 27 easy ways or just 24?

    • Jeff Dunn

      October 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Well I have egg on my face. I can’t count. Fixed the title – thanks Brett!

      • Brett

        October 11, 2013 at 7:09 am

        What I didn’t mention Jeff – very remiss of me – was that I appreciated the 24 ways! Cheers!

  3. smolson

    October 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I LOVE the infographic. I need to show this to all of our staff meetings. Actually I feel when educators go through college this should be emphasized. People skills to work together. We should not assume that we are all equipped with this understanding and you are right, we ALL need to have teamwork in our schools.

  4. niveth

    November 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm