also includes STEM team building activities!
(note that the second link on the page has changed and is now: http://teaching.berkeley.edu/diversity-can-benefit-teamwork-stem)
So I posit that integrating team building activities and processes throughout the school year in the classroom develops critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity in our students. Very few of us are naturals at all of these processes, and most of us have had (and often still need) training and practice. We can't just tell our students we have a new way of doing things, go for it! They need knowledge, guidance, and practice, just like anything we learn in life. The more we work on something, the better we usually get. Critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity are essential learning and life skills that are valuable to employers and will help our students succeed in our world. Stay tuned for examples of how to incorporate these through team building!