What is Academic Teaming?

What Is Teaming? 
 
In teaming, students are grouped with a core team of teachers who combine their resources, interests and knowledge to meet the unique needs of the middle school age student.

Why Is Teaming Good for Students? 
 
Teaming...
• promotes a sense of belonging within a group.
• enhances motivation and enthusiasm for learning through individual classroom study and team     interdisciplinary units.
• allows teams to establish goals to better meet students' needs.
• helps teachers monitor attendance and behavior and address individual concerns/issues.
• teaches students necessary organizational and time management skills.
• provides common time for group/classroom guidance activities with support staff.
• allows for team trips, interdisciplinary units, and assemblies without disruption to entire school.
• offers students additional individualized help through after school tutoring with teachers from their team.

How Does Teaming Help Teachers Help Students? 
  
Teaming...
• helps teachers know their students and their needs better.
• enables teachers to implement interdisciplinary instruction, student incentive and recognition programs, and field trips.
• provides daily meeting time where teachers can: 

> discuss academic, social and behavioral concerns.
> monitor students' progress.
> conference with parents.
> coordinate homework, tests, quizzes, projects, field trips and interdisciplinary units.
> consult with support personnel (counselors, school nurse, psychologist) regarding individual student concerns/issues.
> support each other through shared goals, intellectual stimulation and better communication.

>evaluate teaching strategies/techniques through daily collaboration with team members.

How Does Teaming Help Parents? 
 
Teaming...
• allows for more parental involvement.
• enables parents to communicate and monitor student progress with all core teachers via a common daily team meeting time.
• provides timely and consistent information regarding homework, test, quizzes and projects.


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