Teamwork in schools: What administrators should know

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 7th, 2013

Administrators can build a teamwork mentality with a few simple steps

school-teamwork-administratorsAdministrators are tasked with an ever-growing list of responsibilities in their schools and districts. Central to ensuring smooth operations? Teamwork. When school administrators, teachers, and staff members work together collaboratively, school operations and initiative are more efficient.

During Connected Educator Month, administrators will examine how they can not only stay connected through technology, but how they can use important strategies and tools to ensure that they are connected to their teachers.

Addressing teamwork and communication breakdowns can be a touchy subject. But trying one or a few of these 27 steps to encouraging teamwork in a school environment can help administrators ensure that their entire school and district team is working efficiently and effectively.

An infographic examining ways to improve teamwork also touches on the “red pen” mentality, which, according to the infographic, occurs when team members prefer their own ideas to those of others, and are quick to criticize or point out flaws in other ideas during the teamwork process.

(Next page: Teamwork tips; see the infographic)