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Team teaching - a pedagogical technique that shifts the role of instruction from the individual to a team - provides students with the opportunity to take a more active role in learning. Author Francis J. Buckley explains how and why team teaching works and provides a comprehensive review of research material with practical applications. The book covers the nature, purpose, types, history, and evaluation of team teaching, as well as the resources needed and the roles of teachers, students, and administrators. The author compares this teaching approach with traditional methods seeking to strengthen its appeal to initiates. Team Teaching: What, Why, and How is the fruit of 30 years of team teaching in graduate school, religious education, sociology, psychology, and elementary school.

How to Lead the Team
How to lead the team
Leadership Tasks

The role of the leader is to energize, mobilize, and organize the group. What must leaders know and do to be effective?

According to John Gardner in No Easy Victories (1968), a good leader should

  • Be a symbol of the moral unity of the group.
  • Take responsibility to advance the common good of the group.
  • Take action against whatever threatens the group effort.
  • Identify the problems, challenging members to think creatively.
  • Focus attention on the issues, not the personalities of others.
  • Help clarify choices.
  • Symbolize, voice, and confirm group values.
  • Kindle hope.
  • Care about the continuing vitality of the group, maintaining and fostering community, mutual appreciation, and a sense of gratitude, pride, and joy.

Steven Covey (1991) has mapped out how leaders promote development of the ...

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