Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another non-DCF book

I borrowed The Big Book of Team Building Games by Newstrom and Scannell from a colleague of mine a few weeks back.  In reading it, I found about a dozen useful activities and games to break the ice, build teamwork, and increase cooperation in different group settings.  I chose a few to use with my team of middle school teachers, and ten or so to use with my TA kids.  Despite finding a dozen promising tools, I was largely disappointed in the book.  The title is quite misleading; I don't think there are more than half a dozen actual games in the book.  It is mostly activities like filling out a worksheet with a peer or a small group, then processing the answers in a reflective group conversation.

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