Sunday, March 25, 2012

Teamwork Rubric and 2 Linky Parties

Teacher Blogs...  I have been thinking about how spectacular it is that all of us can learn so much from each other online.  I am in a school where I am the only 2nd Grade Teacher.  I have found it invaluable to go blog-stalking.  Blogs are a great window into classrooms around the world.  You get to see all the amazing things that teachers doing in their classrooms, relate to their vignettes, and download tons of really useful resources.  It really does help one to work smarter and not harder, which is always one of my goals.

I wish there were teacher blogs when I started teaching!  Do you feel that way too?  Well, head on over  to the Linky Party  Michelle is holding at 123 Teach to share your teaching tips.  Or if you're a new teacher,  get ready to take notes!   She is hosting a Linky Party of teaching tips for new teachers.  She even provides a cute template for you to use.  Check it out!  See the link and my tips below. 



It really goes to show that blogs are re-defining the boundaries of teacher collaboration and teamwork.  So here's a resource related to teamwork for you.  I taught a unit on effective teamwork earlier in the year for our How We Organize Ourselves unit (an IB PYP Transdiciplinary Theme). Together,  my students and I co-created the rubric below to assess their final teamwork project. Can any of you use this in your classrooms?   I'd love to hear your comments!

Finally, where do I go blog stalking to tap into this virtual world of wonderful ideas?  Well, today I found a  a long list of over 200 blogs.  I can't wait to go through them all.  This K-2 Linky Party is hosted by Kindergarten Lifestyle.  Head on over, if you haven't seen it already. 



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