Kia ora all,
Recently I have experienced quality, face-to-face, device-free time with our team! For one of the sessions our team engaged in a 'tourist-like' activity, where we journeyed, socialised, and spent quality time together. Later that day we faced a more intense time together. My wondering is this... Did the bonding, connecting and recharging in the first session enable us to face the next session with a new lens? Undoubtedly, I believe it did! Perhaps my wondering is more: how do we ensure these connections are an unavoidable consequence of any team time? How do we schedule in precious face-to-face, device-free time?
For another session, we cleared the room of tables and devices, and again spend focused, face-to-face, device-free time!
I would love to hear from you all. How are you developing a mix of meeting times, in your schools and teams? How do you ensure that the needs of your teams are met?