How TEAM Culture Is Created

Our innovative TEAM Model is a school-wide movement to help schools evolve into TEAM oriented cultures. Our TEAM teachers use Project TEAM to help students understand the value and significance of teamwork and leadership and create a positive school climate, bringing everyone in the school together to work toward common goals. This, in turn, creates a sense of belonging and an accepting community making for a more productive social and academic environment.

The Six Foundations

Project TEAM starts with six foundations: Helping Others, Positive Change, Anti-Bullying, Resiliency, Problem Solving and Leadership.

Students are reinforced daily with these six Foundations. They learn how each foundation is interconnected and how each one is needed for successful lives in and out of school, now and for their futures.

Helping Others

Positive Change

Anti-Bullying

Resiliency

Problem Solving

Leadership

Elementary and Middle School Harper - Helping Others
Elementary and Middle School Paco - Positive Change
Elementary and Middle School Amelia - Anti-Bullying

Harper

Paco

Amelia

Ruby

Philo

Lamar

Elementary and Middle School Ruby - Resiliency
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Elementary and Middle School Lamar - Leadership

The Characters

Representing and supporting the six Foundations are six characters:

  • Harper (Helping Others)
  • Paco (Positive Change)
  • Amelia (Anti-Bullying)
  • Ruby (Resiliency)
  • Philo (Problem Solving)
  • Lamar (Leadership)

Initially, the characters appear as Elementary School children. As students get older, there are older versions of the characters, too

 

Career Integration

Each of the characters also has a Career Pathway.

  • Harper (Human Resources)
  • Paco (Health Services)
  • Amelia (Industrial Technology & Engineering)
  • Ruby (Business & Marketing)
  • Philo (Natural Resources)
  • Lamar (Arts & Communications)

The characters help bring the foundations to life, as well as help students see how important these concepts are for their futures.

Elementary and Middle School Harper - Helping Others
Elementary and Middle School Paco - Positive Change
Elementary and Middle School Amelia - Anti-Bullying

Human Resources

Health Services

Ind. Tech & Engineering

Business & Marketing

Natural Resources

Philo

Arts & Comm.

Elementary and Middle School Ruby - Resiliency
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Elementary and Middle School Lamar - Leadership
House with SEL foundations

The House

Finally, all of the characters are pulled together using a “house” metaphor. Each character is used as a key element of the house. 

  • Harper (Wall 1)
  • Paco (Wall 2)
  • Amelia (Ceiling)
  • Ruby (Window 2)
  • Philo (Window 1)
  • Lamar (Door)

Students and staff use the foundations to “build” the Project TEAM house together.

They come to understand that the house is a place of unity and respect, where everyone is accepted and belongs. They need each other to build this TEAM house.

This is the source of the Project TEAM tagline, “Are you in the House?” It reinforces that everyone has to do their part to help make sure the house is a nurturing and happy place to learn.

Are You In The House?

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How TEAM Culture Is Created

How to Implement Project TEAM

The Impact of Project TEAM on Schools

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