Collaboration & Contributions in a Team Dynamic

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BUILDING ON IDEAS

Struggles to listen to, share with, and support the efforts of team members making accomplishing a task more difficult for the team.

Struggles not to judge teammates’ ideas, and struggles to build on other’s ideas.

Limited and inconsistent attempts to listen to, share with, and support the efforts of team members.

Does not judge teammates’ ideas, but struggles to build on other’s ideas.

Listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of team members.

Does not judge teammates’ ideas, but attempts to build on other’s ideas.

Consistency listens and acts as a leader in making sure all members are listened to, have the opportunity to share, and supported.

Creates a safe environment that does not judge teammates’ ideas, and consistently is able to build on other’s  ideas.

ACTIVE LISTENING

Frequently inattentive or distracting when team members talk. Requires frequent redirection by team members and/or teacher. 

Body language does not always reflect engagement in the process. Focus on leaning in, asking questions, actively listening (e.g. make eye contact).

Does not always listen when team members talk and requires redirection by team members and/or teacher.

Body language reflects engagement in the process. Focus on leaning in, asking questions, actively listening (e.g. make eye contact).

Listens when team members talk.

Attempts to engage in group tasks; however, body language does not consistently communicate interest or attention. Body language reflects engagement in the process, but there is room for improvement.

Leans in and actively listens when team members talk.

Body language communicates interest in team tasks and engagement in the process.

PARTICIPATION

Rarely offers feedback. Frequently becomes impatient, frustrated, and/or disrespectful.

Struggles to use resources to support the team’s work.

Occasionally offers feedback. At times, becomes impatient or frustrated with the process making teamwork more challenging or struggles with self motivation.

Does not consistently use resources to support the team’s work.

Offers feedback and treats team members with respect. Does not becomes impatient or frustrated with the process, but sometimes is off task.

Uses resources to support the team’s work.

Offers constructive feedback, treats team members with respect, and is patient with the process. Always on task.

Uses resources effectively to support the team’s work.

FLEXIBILITY

Struggles with changes in the plan, and/or being able to switch roles and activities.

Does not like to compromise with the whole group, but will do it with teacher support.

Attempts to be flexible and move between roles; at times dominates a particular role or disengages when not in control of the plan.

Able to re engage with compromise.

Attempts to be flexible and move between roles; at times dominates a particular role.

Tries to facilitate a compromise and alternative plan.

Creates balance on the team moving between responsibilities without dominating any one role.

Able to find alternative solutions that supports all ideas.