I grew up watching soccer with my grandfather. I know, sorry my fellow Americans, as a Russian girl I only knew one type of football, – the soccer type. I understood very little about the rules and technique of the players, but I knew the members of my favorite teams by heart….Holland, Argentina and Brazil…Now when I look back I wonder why I chose those teams as my heroes? I had no association with them in terms of their language, their looks (well, the dark, long-haired Argentinian players had probably something to do with the choice). Even the number of their victories had very little to do with my devotion. What I really loved the most is not how they played, but how they played TOGETHER. I could never understand how they could almost predict each other’s moves, and selflessly pass the ball after running across the field to their team player who was closer to the gates of the “enemy”.
Most online educators and trainers today realize the importance of collaboration and interaction online. However, I believe we do not pay enough attention to team building. Team building is an art which consists of various techniques that one must master in order to score goals online.
Teams do not only make learning process more fun and efficient, a strong team helps develop a sense of belonging- a feeling that becomes particularly important in the distance learning context. A strong team also functions as a support group that can extend beyond the limits of the classroom. Therefore, I decided to create a video where I share my secret recipe for team building online. Learn about the important ingredients of this process by clicking on the video below:
WHAT TO DO NOW:
- In the comments below please share YOUR secret ingredients for team building in your online classroom or training session.
- Go to my FB page (hint: you don’t need to have an FB account) and participate in my poll on team building: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Marina-Kostina/240700579324115
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