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Setting Norms

Setting Norms

Information on Developing as a Team

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning: This overview of Tuckman's Stages of Group Development by Gina Abudi of The Project Management Hut provides an overview of these stages, a method of assessing team effectiveness, and an example of a team moving through these five stages. (Note: for a video synopsis of these stages, check out this 2-minute video from Mind Tools.)
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: This 3-minute video review of the book The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni (produced by describes five challenges frequently faced by teams, along with ways to counteract those potential challenges.

Three Things Most PLCs Do Wrong- and How to Fix Them: The Teaching Genome highlights three specific areas that teacher PLCs tend to overlook when working together as a PLC, along with tips from high-performing teams intended to help every team develop.
Developing Norms Worksheet​ - This document from the National Staff Development Council will help teams with norm setting.

Tools and Resources for Team Building

  • Compass Points: An Exercise in Understanding Preferences in Group Work (from National School Reform Faculty of Harmony Education Center)

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