You’ve got enough going on in the mornings without worrying about getting your kids out of bed and ready for school. This can be a full time activity by itself, and you’ve still got to get yourself ready, make sure everyone gets a good breakfast, and deal with the 5 or 6 other things that always seem to pop up at the last minute.
Your mornings can be a lot less stressful if you don’t need to worry about making sure your kids are awake and getting ready to go.
Kids who are looking forward to going to school don’t need to be harassed out of bed each morning – they can’t wait to get out the door.
This makes their school experience better and your day easier.
The effect is felt at school, as well. Educators have enough to worry about without having to deal with students who don’t want to be there. Students who like being at school have a better attitude, pay more attention in class, and have better grades.
Getting kids excited about going to school can make everyone’s day better. The trouble is, how do you do this?
Team building can help kids enjoy going to school by building their self-confidence and developing mutual respect.
Field Trips Can Be Team Building Trips
Field trips are a regular part of school these days. Why not use these trips as an opportunity to teach kids about getting along with each other and working together?
Most field trips are basically wasted opportunities. Museums may be educational, but most of the lessons are lost on students who are too excited to be out of the classroom for a day.
Educators who plan these trips often struggle to find the right balance between fun and educational.
Team building events at Group Dynamix are the perfect way to combine these two things into a day that can have lasting effects on kids’ attitudes towards themselves and others.
Team building can increase self-confidence and develop social skills by giving kids the opportunity to succeed. For someone who isn’t the best student or a star athlete, team building can provide a chance to demonstrate their strengths in other areas.
For students, this can be an opportunity to break free from moulds and expectations. Star athletes may be provided with a chance to demonstrate knowledge on another subject, or star pupils may be given a chance to show their leadership skills.
By providing kids with the chance to step outside of their daily lives, team building can expand horizons and build self-confidence.
By allowing students to work together and get to know each other, you are providing the opportunity for bonding that a regular school day might not.
When kids work together and get to know each other, they see each other as valuable additions to the team and learn to respect each other as individuals.
While they may not all leave as friends, respect can be developed that can lead to positive interactions and support.
Bigger, stronger, or more assertive students are more likely to stand up for a bullied classmate if a connection has been established Kids are more likely to stand together against bullies if they understand and respect each other.
By helping kids to see each other as valued members of a group, they are more likely to defend and support each other against threats.
Through team building events, students work with each other and get to know each other. This can lead to new and unexpected friendships.
Students who have different interests are given a chance to see how their individual strengths compliment each other, and how together they can accomplish much more than they could alone.
This attitude can be carried back to the school and can have a profound effect on the way students relate to each other.
School Becomes an Opportunity, Not an Obligation
When kids have self-confidence and mutual respect, school becomes something they look forward to, not something to be avoided.
School becomes an opportunity to learn, make friends, and develop as a person instead of a minefield of social blunders.
Kids will look forward to going to school each morning, devote more time and effort to their schoolwork, and develop positive associations with education and social responsibility.
Team building can help kids enjoy school and succeed there, eventually carrying that success over to the rest of their lives.