Teamwork is an invaluable skill that allows individuals to effectively work with others to achieve a mutual goal.
We promote teamwork in our sessions, through movement games, to help students understand the value of working with others and develop essential communication and collaboration skills that they can use in and out of the classroom.
Discover the benefits of working as a whole group below!
Being part of a team means you have to verbalise many things—from sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions to asking questions and giving instructions. The more students learn how to express themselves in group settings, the better they become at asserting their needs which will help them both inside and beyond the classroom.
Improved listening skills
Another important part of teamwork is listening to what others have to say. Listening is much more than just hearing the words something is speaking; it also involves eye contact, giving your full attention by not fidgeting, showing respect, relaying what is heard, and showing your understanding of the message. Listening takes practice to master, and working in a team is a great way to improve one’s listening skills.
Thanks to a team’s innate space for inputting ideas and opinions, students learn that their voices are respected and valued. This helps build their self-confidence, while also encouraging further participation in group activities.
Better relationships with peers
Teamwork allows students to understand their peers and thus foster better and healthier relationships with them.
Receiving honest insight and feedback helps match our internal view of ourselves with the external view. Thus, having a team that trusts you, supports you and challenges you to be your best can help build greater self-awareness.
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