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Team Building

Team building activities promote


cooperation and communication among
students. They help establish a positive
classroom environment and create a
sense of community. Students will feel
safe and will be more willing to interact
with one another.

Team Building Benefits Students With:

Emotional Behavior Disorder


Autism
Mild Learning Disabilities
ALL students!!!
Social Advantages:

Learning Advantages:
Follows classroom rules
Participates in class discussions
Cooperative Learning

Enhances communication
Encourages trust within your
group
Develops self confidence
Supports positive peer
relationships

1. Sit with your backs to each other


2. One person describes the drawing
3. The other listens and draws it without
looking

1. Toss the ball around


2. Whatever question your thumb lands on you have
to answer

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Turk, R. L., McFadden, J., Stoss, P., & Dreiling, E. (2001). Team Building Activities in the
Educational Setting: A Manual.