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EEC3005 Communications and Connections for Early Childhood Professionals Kiersten WallerDeliverable 05: Team Meeting Agenda Activity #1 – Building our TeamPlace your directions for a team-building activity here, such as an interactive game or exercise. Include a desired outcome of the activity. Human Knot1. Team members will stand in a circle, shoulder to shoulder.2. Team members reach their right hand into the middle grabbing someone else’s hand like a handshake until everyone is holding a hand.3. Next members do the same with their left hand ensuring they do not grab the hand of the same person they are holding with their right hand.4. When all hands are held, members can begin trying to untangle to form a large circle. Members must not let go of each other’s hands to untangle. They can let go to adjust their grip to avoid getting injured.5. The first team to untangle forming a large circle wins this game.Desired Outcome: To effectively use teamwork dynamics and skills in order to achieve a common goal. Activity #2 – Highlighted Research ArticlePlace your reference for a research article here that highlights important content for early childhood education and include a brief summary of its content to share and discuss with the team. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib&db=ehh&AN=112343066&site=eds-live&custid=s9076023Masterson, M. L. (2015). Small Steps With Big Rewards: Connecting With Coteachers. YC: YoungChildren, 70(5), 28–33.This article summarizes the importance of the relationship’s teachers have among each other and the influence it can have when teaching children around them. It explains that teachers may have very different personalities, so it is important for staff members to get to know one another and define a clear line of communication and expectations with each other to effectively communicate and work as a team. It highlights the idea of setting aside time for communication to discuss what is working well in the classroom versus what could use improvement or modifications. It also speaks of using strategies such as asking for help, mediating productive solutions, relieving stress, celebrating success, and growing professionallyEEC3005 Communications and Connections for Early Childhood Professionals as a team. When staff members, team members, and teachers are all able to collaborate together in their professional growth together it can effective their teaching practices and influences in a positive way and make room for collaborative growth and change in early childhood education. Activity #3 – Team Goal Setting ExercisePlace your directions for a team goal setting exercise, either as a whole group or in small groups, to set goals for your program’s improvement. Step One:To motivate team members to begin thinking meaningfully about goal setting, have them answer two questions together as a team:- Why does this team exist?- What is the best-case scenario to describe what this team would accomplish—our ideal future?Step Two:Considering the reasons for our team’s existence and our vision of its ideal future, individually write out three things that you would personally like the team to accomplish by the end of next year. In other words, what would you like to see as team goals? Step Three:Have everyone share his or her desired team goals. List them on a white board and then group and prioritize them. Then test your top goals against SMART criteria: Are your goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely?Step Four:Use selected goals by completing the goal chart on the attached worksheet Step Five:Follow-up discussion questions:1. What are some barriers that might make it difficult to reach each goal?2. How can those barriers be overcome?3. What are some things that you can do individually to help achieve the team goals?4. How should we recognize or celebrate when we reach a goal?5. How do we hold ourselves accountable for reaching each goal?EEC3005 Communications and Connections for Early Childhood Professionals 6. How do we stay in touch with our goals? In other words, how do we keep the goals fresh in our minds so that we do not “forget” them or not pay attention to them?7. How can we make reaching our goals more efficient? Enjoyable?ReferencesMasterson, M. L. (2015). Small Steps With Big Rewards: Connecting With Coteachers. YC: YoungChildren, 70(5),

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