The NEW Team Habits: A Guide to the New School Rules is a step-by-step workbook to building leadership teams and helping them grow. It is recommended for schools that seek concrete strategies and approaches to creating better teams that work together more cohesively.
Effective school teams need to be unified in their approaches, support, practices, and applications. Organizational leaders looking to take a step down the hierarchy to address team habits in school environments will find The NEW Team Habits the perfect primer to guide the way.
Leadership has one responsibility: to grow your people. The three habits are steps to set those conditions. It’s really a simple equation . . . grow the people, the people grow the organization, and the organization grows the results.
This short, visual, and practical book will make you smile, think, work, and practice so you and your team get better and more responsive.
The traditional education system was set up as a single-player sport. You were responsible for your work, your assignments, your test scores, your grades, your behavior, and so on. If you work in education, this model continued throughout your career as an educator. The problem is we now live in a team-based world, and unless you played a team sport, most of us never learned how to be part of a creative and productive team. We never learned the habits and skills critical to team effectiveness. We certainly didn’t have a guide or the ability to practice good habits.
Shared habits are at the root of culture, which makes The NEW Team Habits an excellent guide for building a strong team culture that delivers for our students. Far too few thought leaders pay enough attention to these operational questions. Bravo to Anthony Kim, Keara Mascareñaz, Kawai Lai, and Education Elements for digging in here.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are a high priority for many districts across the country.A genuine commitment and a strong understanding of how to secure the presence of these tenets in the teaching and learning landscape will continue to be at the center stage of visionary and innovative strategic plans. The NEW Team Habits has the potential to provide actionable approaches to making equity, diversity, and inclusion part of our daily practice.