Group Process/Group Dynamics

Pennant Race

An original lesson developed by participants at the Oregon Leadership Teacher Institute, this lesson focuses on recognizing and describing the benefits of working as a team versus working as an individual.

Shaping Personalities

An original lesson developed by participants at the TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course Teacher Academy, this lesson helps students identify personality types in self and others and appreciate the value that differences bring to a group.

The Nature of Motivation

These three lessons explore the meaning of the term motivation, motivation techniques, and how to apply appropriate motiational techniques to different scenarios. Students are introduced to the main ideas of motivation theorists and the idea that it is not possible to motivate a person.

Stages of Group Development

A good description of Bruce Tuckman's classic description of the stages of group development: forming, storming, norming, performing, plus adjourning, which is a fifth stage he added ten years after first describing the four stages.