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Teamwork in schools: What administrators should know

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)

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  1. virginia_petitt

    October 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Would love to pin the poster, but “acknowledge” has a spelling boo-boo.

    • Laura Devaney

      October 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Virginia – you’re right! We wish we could fix the actual infographic, but we still wanted to share the information during Connected Educator Month. Thanks for pointing that out, though, and for checkout out this article!