Back to Basics (for a Moment at Least)

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Yesterday I was invited to visit my former school to work with their rising freshmen for a breakout session focused on teamwork, collaboration, and project-based learning (PBL). I was thankful I had an opportunity to run a session alongside some really awesome student leaders. With only 25 minutes for each session, I wanted to grapple with misconceptions about how teams work, engage them in a collaborative activity, and thoughtfully reflect on how teamwork and collaboration are affected by group size, personalities, and unforeseen obstacles. What better way to do this than have students design, build, and play their own mini-golf hole? Continue reading