Classroom Team Building ActivitiesAre Excellent Motivational Tools!!
One of my favorite classroom activities for team building was a classroom meeting that Icalled
"Special Talk and Student of the Week"
.These classroom meetings were held every Friday for the last period of the day.It was the best part of the week,wonderful way to end the week, and the students
it!!It is important to show your students that you are
- have feelings, a life,family,weekends, pets,etc. - Share as they share; e.g. during show and tell (which is morefor the primary division).After the student agendas were signed, we got together and sat on the carpet (me on achair, better to see and be seen) and discussed what they were doing on the weekend(including me), what was happening next week in school (in and out side theclass),
objects, jokes, etc.Then a student was chosen by the previous student to receive the "Student of the Week"award. The student was chose for
reasons, e.g. thoughtfulness,mannerly,kindness.They received a treat and a prize.
was chosen once and then we began again until the end of the year. I chose thevery first winner and then again when we started the second round.The student of the week brought down the attendance, delivered things to other classes,picked up things from the office, was in charge if I had to leave the room for a minute (e.g.the washroom). If I was away that student informed the supply teacher about the classroomroutines,etc.Classroom meetings could last anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes depending upon what washappening the following week and on what the students had to share and discuss.Meetings were held to
things such as class parties, class trips, changing the seatingplan, and any class issues such as bully situation, peoples' feelings being hurt or voting on aparticular issue.These meeting could be spontaneous, where students would stay seated at their desks or aplanned discussion where we would sit in a group on the carpet.If their was a serious issue I would tell my students when it would we be discussed, andwhat would be discussed so they could think about it and voice
.Classroom parties, classroom games and classroom trips are just a few other types of classroom team building activities that I discuss or plan to discuss on my website.