Bringing the Science of Team Training to School-Based Teams

Lauren E. Benishek, Megan E. Gregory, Karin Hodges, Markeda Newell, Ashley M. Hughes, Shannon Marlow, Christina Lacerenza, Sylvia Rosenfield, Eduardo Salas

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Teams are ubiquitous in schools in the 21st Century; yet training for effective teaming within these settings has lagged behind. The authors of this article developed 5 modules, grounded in the science of team training and adapted from an evidence-based curriculum used in medical settings called TeamSTEPPS®, to prepare instructional and administrative personnel for teamwork and to enhance their teamwork skills. The resulting 5 modules, available for download on the American Psychological Association website, are collectively called Teach Teamwork and include: Introduction to Teams and Teamwork, Communication, Mutual Support, Situation Monitoring, and Leadership. In this article, the modules and supplemental materials are described, along with recommendations for implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-119
Number of pages8
JournalTheory into Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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