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Printables
Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Group and Partner Posters

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Partners and Groups become acronyms on these posters that encourage kids to respect others, stay on task, participate actively, ask questions, and more when working with others.
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Curated OER

Basketball Dribbling Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
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Curated OER

Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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Lesson Plan
Carolina K-12

The Cold Within

For Teachers 8th - 12th
“. . . one of the great challenges to humanity is acknowledging and overcoming a natural tendency to think less of and discriminate against people who are different from us . . .” Launch an examination of competition and cooperation, of...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Cooperation and Teamwork

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
One of Aesop's fables begins with a lesson about cooperation and teamwork. Scholars listen carefully, taking note of the moral of the story. The class discusses their findings and why working with others makes work easier. Learners share...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Cooperation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars practice cooperation by working together for a common cause. After a short demonstration, learners fill in a T-Chart describing how cooperation looks and sounds. Small groups work together to pick up tiny beads and put...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Setting Expectations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learning to work together respectfully is one of those life skills learned through practice. The second instructional activity in the series has groups attempt to complete an activity and then discuss the obstacles they faced. Using what...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Role Playing Relating to Big Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
While most high schoolers are too young to vote, they still need to learn the skills needed to solve problems. The ninth resource in a 10-part civics series presents class members with four "What Would You Do?" scenarios that have them...
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Health Smart Virginia

Sporting Behavior

For Teachers 2nd
A game of Cooperation Tag and a Rock, Paper, Scissors Champion Challenge plays to the positive impact of good sporting behavior on one's social-emotional development. Scholars participate in these games with their peers then thoroughly...
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Health Smart Virginia

Relationship Skills and Communication

For Teachers 7th
Relationship and communication skills are the heart of a instructional activity that focuses on passive, aggressive, and assertive communication. After examining examples of each type, teams develop an assertive, win/win solution that...
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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Working Cooperatively in a Social System

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Using an informative resource, scholars view a PowerPoint about working cooperatively in a social system. Pupils then use their newfound knowledge to create a flowchart defining the systems of an organization. 
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Missouri Department of Elementary

I’m A Star!

For Teachers 4th Standards
A lesson encourages scholars to be star community members. Pupils take part in a class discussion that challenges them to brainstorm at least two ways to show responsibility within one's community. Small groups play a game in which...
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Lesson Plan
Peace Corps

Community

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What is a community? Find out with a lesson plan that sheds light onto the different types of communities—school, local, and global. Scholars read informational text detailing the life of a young girl from Cape Verde and take part in a...
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Butterfield Canyon Elementary

Think Win-Win: Everyone Can Win

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can there be scenarios where everyone feels happy with the result? Learn about win-win situations and conflict resolution with a series of exercises and games designed to encourage teamwork and cooperative learning.
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Curated OER

Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Get your movers and shakers grooving to the beat with this series of musical activities designed to meet everyone's needs! Ten games, using an assortment of instruments, bring awareness to one's body, brain, and social interactions in a...
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PBS

Team Work and Planning

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Welcome to the Great Marshmallow Challenge. To conclude a unit study designed to help scholars develop teamwork and collaboration skills, groups are charged with developing a free-standing structure using only one marshmallow, 20 pieces...
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Curated OER

Interactive Activities to Introduce Teamwork Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce teens to the teamwork skills and habits of mind they need to be successful in 21st century classrooms and in the workplace with the activities based on Sean Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
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US Department of Labor

Teamwork

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a series of five exercises designed to help teens develop  the team work skills needed in the 21st century classroom and workplace. 
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Curated OER

Groupworld: A Group Imagination Activity to Promote Group Cooperation and Compromise

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
Teach learners how to communicate and collaborate in a discussion on a shared project with this rich activity. It asks participants to channel their unique imaginations to produce a fictional "groupworld", while adhering to proper...
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August House

Stone Soup

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Sharing and cooperation are difficult skills for kindergartners to grasp. Using the story Stone Soup and a series of activities, kids learn about the benefits of working together, categorizing and comparing items, and eating healthy foods.
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August House

The Little Red Hen

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
The Little Red Hen is a wonderful story to teach youngsters about the value of teamwork and sharing responsibilities. As you read through the story, ask comprehension questions to check for and enhance understanding in your class. Kids...
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Macmillan Education

Teamwork

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners develop self-awareness and discuss the importance of cooperation and communication through worksheets and hands-on, collaborative activities. 
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Macmillan Education

Communicate/Cooperate

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Prepare pupils to communicate effectively throughout their lives with this set of worksheets and activities, which are part of a 23-lesson series on valuable life skills. Class members will define communication and cooperation, discuss...
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Guidance Group

101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

For Students K - 6th Standards
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...