Feedback Systems

Teamwork Evaluation Rubric

At the end of any collaborative activity, each student makes a copy of this Teamwork Evaluation Rubric and fills out the boxes with his/her thoughts on the overall quality of their group's teamwork. The rubric includes multiple indicators of high-quality teamwork and encoruages discussion about how to improve future iterations. Indicators include noise level (framed as concern for other group's ability to work effectively), quality of work produced, overall teamwork, and level of grit. Students assess their own contributions to their collaborative assignment as well as their teammates' contributions. Students can insert glows and grows where they explicitly discuss their feelings regarding their own work and the work of their peers. I frame this activity as a team-building exercise. Evaluating collaborative assignments can be complicated. The Teamwork Evaluation Rubric allows me to collect a good deal of data about individual student's contributions from multiple perspectives, which is both a fair and thorough way to assess individuals and the team as a whole.

Strategy Resources (3)
Student Handout
 
 
By sharing this Teamwork Evaluation Google Sheets Rubric with my students, I open up a private communication avenue where my students can share their opinions with me about how they can improve their own contribution as well as that of their teammates in future lab activities. High school students are usually tentative about voicing concerns regarding other students' actions or efforts, but when they realize that this process is meant to help create a better team environment and make sure that all groups work well together, they become invested. Framing this process as a method to improve collaboration is important when establishing the goals of using this resource.
Poster
 
 
I have a Gritty poster that hangs up in my room to reinforce the grit component of my class. Having a constant visual reminder helps me point out things I want my students to work on that are unrelated to content standards. This "Nitty Gritty" poster was created by one of last year's students and hangs near the lab area of my classroom.
Student Handout
 
 
By sharing this Teamwork Evaluation Google Sheets Rubric with my students, I open up a private communication avenue where my students can share their opinions with me about how they can improve their own contribution as well as that of their teammates in future lab activities. High school students are usually tentative about voicing concerns regarding other students' actions or efforts, but when they realize that this process is meant to help create a better team environment and make sure that all groups work well together, they become invested. Framing this process as a method to improve collaboration is important when establishing the goals of using this resource.
Poster
 
 
I have a Gritty poster that hangs up in my room to reinforce the grit component of my class. Having a constant visual reminder helps me point out things I want my students to work on that are unrelated to content standards. This "Nitty Gritty" poster was created by one of last year's students and hangs near the lab area of my classroom.
Jeff Astor
Cindy and Bill Simon Technology Academy High School
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Science
Grade:
Tenth grade
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