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Teambuilding with Teens

Activities for Leadership, Decision Making & Group Success


Youth leadership isn’t just for a chosen few. All teens can practice the skills and attitudes leaders use. The thirty-six hands-on activities in this book make learning about leadership meaningful and fun while building character. Teens are called on to recognize each other’s strengths, become better listeners, communicate clearly, identify their values, build trust, set goals, and more. Each activity takes twenty to forty-five minutes, so adults have a lot of flexibility in deciding when and how to use them. This book can be used as a supplement to the author’s Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens or on its own.

Teambuilding with Teens includes:

  • Everything you need at your fingertips: Background information, materials lists, step-by-step instructions, discussion questions, ideas for extending the learning, resources, reproducible forms, and guidelines for teen leaders.
  • Active, creative learning experiences incorporate role plays, discussions, simulations, building projects, writing exercises, and games.
  • A flexible format: Use the activities in any sequence. Conduct as few or as many activities as you wish. Use them on their own, within an existing curriculum, or as part of a character education, conflict resolution, service learning, school-to-work, or leadership program.

Teambuilding with Teens is a complete resource to use in classrooms, after-school programs, community- and faith-based organizations, camps, youth retreats, student council meetings, athletic programs, and advisory groups.

Digital content features all of the reproducible forms from the book.

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Paperback $35.99 22657 Paperback 22657 $35.99
ISBN: 978-1-57542-265-7
Audience: Teachers and youth workers, grades 6–12
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 192
Digital Content: Includes 25+ reproducible handout masters

Praise for Teambuilding with Teens
“The hands-on activities in this book make learning about leadership meaningful and fun while building character.”—Adolescence

“If you are a teacher or any other category of human being who enjoys ‘putting the Active in Activities’ as Mariam MacGregor describes it, this is the book for you . . . Ms. MacGregor definitely knows how to lay out a compact activity format for teachers and leaders.”—Gifted Education Communicator

“This is a must-have for any teacher or advisor looking for new ways to motivate and instill vital leadership lessons in today’s youth.”—Laura Segura, chairperson & CEO, National Teen Leadership Programs

“This is an outstanding resource for all those who want to encourage young people in their leadership and teamwork skills. While there are many similar books available, this one will become one of the essential resources in the youth worker’s library.”—YouthWorker Journal

  • Distinguished Achievement Award Curriculum/Teaching Resources/Activity Books category—The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

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