Suggestions for a new team leader

Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by stac4742, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. stac4742

    stac4742 Rookie

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    Hello!
    This upcoming school year, I will be the new 4th grade team leader. I am really looking forward to it because last year we really needed to be a cohesive team, and I feel like this year I can help make that happen. I'm not going to let the leadership role go to my head, but there are some things that I want to be firm about...
    In meetings, no complaining and whining and wasting time. But allowing everyone to share their thoughts and ideas and give 2 minutes to each person to vent and get things off their chest first, that way we can get down to business with planning. I plan to have snacks for every or most team meetings or little candies, communicate with all team members via e-mail, phone or old fashioned notes :) I also would like for us to eat lunch together at least one day a week.

    Can you offer anymore suggestions to make us a more fun and cohesive 4th grade team for next year? What are some characteristics of a great team leader? What did your team do last year that was really cool? Thanks so much in advance!!!
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  3. GoldenPoppy

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    Keep the meetings on time, that is start and stop at the appointed times. There is nothing that irritates me more than getting to a meeting on time and having to wait 10 or more minutes for others to arrive. Start without them. There should be a definite agenda or time frame for the meeting. That way everyone knows what needs to be done and when the meeting is going to end.
     
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    Oh,I totally agree. I already have the set-agenda with time frames, and I have a timer too to make sure we do not get off-focus. Yes, it is quite frustrating to try and do a meeting when people are late. And the funny thing is, I was always one of the stragglers coming in a little late, not purposely, but this year, I have to be on time!! Thanks again for replying!!!
     
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    I think everyone said what I was going to say-- start and end on time and stick to the agenda-- Don't get side tracked...
     
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    Can you let the team know ahead of time what the topics will be at the meeting? That would be helpful so they can think ahead.

    I would plan a fun get-together before school starts, or something after the first few weeks.
     

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