Discover how psychological safety, constructive conflict, and actionable learning create a powerful triple helix to transform teams! In this ground-breaking resource, three experts in the field of education and teamwork each present one of three strands that, when woven together, support teamwork and forge collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working. You’ll learn approaches, processes and tools to overcome common obstacles to team effectiveness such as feelings of futility, anxiety, and poor morale. Drawing on research and practical experience the authors identify strategies and tools that show how to:  • Build psychological safety, where teams work towards resilient interpersonal relationships  • Use constructive conflict as a powerful catalyst for team learning and transformation  • Inquire into problems of practice to transform capabilities and produce actionable learning Acquire ways to develop mindful, thoughtful, and constructive teams where authentic communication drives group awareness and clear processes and goals.

Conflict Competency
Conflict Competency

It is time to reframe notions of conflict. While previously considered a dysfunctional or pathological aspect of communities, conflict reflects a more hopeful and healthy future for communities and schools. To engage in conflict and question one’s beliefs with the possibility of deep change is a fundamentally hopeful act. Conflict offers a teacher community the opportunity to look at schools as they are and see what they can become. It offers a context for inquiry and organizational change.

—Betty Achinstein (2002, p.125)

Achinstein (2002) makes clear that educators can no longer operate with the belief that conflict is harmful and should be eliminated! It is time to reframe the picture and see constructive conflict as a pathway to healthier communities and a more ...

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