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Motivation Time [Oct. 22nd, 2006|06:53 pm]
Odyssey of the Mind for Coaches and Coordinators

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[byrlakin]
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Well, this past meeting I finally figured out how to get my team to get things done. I had them brainstorm the different things they would need to do before they could begin making props (the thing they *really* want to do). After they listed them on the board, I had them put them in order of importance. Then I looked them straight in the eye and told them they need to do the top three things before they left that day. They stared at me aghast. I stared right back and told them it was my job to help them reach their potential and that before they left they had to do *this* *this* & *this* (firm fingerjabs at each one, of course).

Lo and behold, it worked.

They settled down, they got serious, and they accomplished the first three of their goals. Lets just see how it goes at tomorrow's meeting, lol.
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[User Picture]From: neoqbacca
2006-10-23 12:04 am (UTC)
Are you working with one or more teams? What problem(s) are you doing?
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[User Picture]From: byrlakin
2006-10-23 12:57 am (UTC)
I am the coordinator for my school and I coach one Div I team made up of 4th and 5th graders. This year my team is doing The Large and Small of It.
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