Topic Teamwork – Five Easy Pieces
Subject Any
Grades Middle School
Overview: Students in a music class worked in groups of five to complete the “Five Easy Pieces” activity from The Systems Thinking Playbook (Booth Sweeney and Meadows).  The resulting dynamics and interactions helped students explore aspects of how teams function for the purpose of improving teamwork on an upcoming project.
ST Concepts & Habits Concepts:

  • Interdependencies
  • Structure generates behavior

Habits of a systems thinker:

  • Considers an issue fully and resisting the urge to come to a quick conclusion
ST Tools Kinesthetic activity
Standards Students apply collaborative skills to pursue individual and/or group goals.

Implemented by: Beth Horn

Submitted by: Anne LaVigne

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