What is TeamMastermind?
In a nutshell...
TeamMastermind is a
comprehensive program that gives students the opportunity to explore a
theme through discussion, reading, and hands-on problem solving in
collection of classroom-tested lessons – we call
them Mindwinders – is
straightforward and simple to facilitate. The cornerstones of
TeamMastermind – teamwork, creativity, and problem
solving – are identified and reiterated throughout the curriculum.
learn specific methods to develop proficiency in these core areas.
facilitator kicks off each Mindwinder by diagramming
- Discussion: The class
discusses a relevant and timely topic.
- Reading: Students hear a
short piece of literature to advance and cement this concept.
in the World:
Students are asked to consider and discuss where
in the "real" world the current theme/lesson could have relevance.
- Go for
the Goal: Students are asked to commit to attaining one of
the listed goals by the end of the Mindwinder.
- Hands-on Activity:
break into small groups to solve a problem, collaboratively and
- Debriefing: If
desired and appropriate, each Mindwinder
provides the opportunity for a complete debrief of the lesson and
- ReMindwinder: Children
think on their feet by answering the question of the day.
- Summary: The group
revisits the day’s theme.