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September 30, 2016 / Staff Fun / Staff Management

Continue team-building fun all year

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

As the year progresses, your staff may get stressed during deadlines; tension may even appear in the classroom.

That’s why students need to continue to work on team building to keep relationships strong. Also, games and activities relieve stress and foster comradery while bringing fun into the yearbook room.

get-to-know-you-bingo-cardTry “Get to Know You Bingo.” Create a Bingo sheet with information in each square or use the example card you can see in the image on the right.

Make enough copies for each student. Ask other staff members to sign or initial the bingo sheet if they can answer yes to a statement in a square, with one name per square.

Have them either get a row of five or fill the card. You can provide a silly prize or treat to the winner. But the important thing is – have fun!

Elizabeth Braden, CJE
Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the former editor of Idea File magazine. Before retiring, she was a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 15 years, writing articles for various marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. Her career included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.