...Transforming Group Dynamics
Education

Education

This program builds critical skills in curriculum development, communication, and relationship building.

Our experiential activities are designed to adapt to each environment.  

We model methods to induce more enthusiasm and greater student participation while fostering positive, lasting communication among colleagues.

 

RECENT QUOTES FROM EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS

"Ensemble Force uses dramatic role play and theater skills to examine critical issues pertinent to schools in order to build trust and cohesion.  This work has been well aligned to our focus on the social-emotional development of students, specifically building relationships, managing emotions, dealing with conflict creatively, and fostering respect and tolerance.  We have found the staff development work of Ensemble Force to be a creatively innovative and engaging approach to the work of building community and youth development.  The response from my staff has been overwhelmingly positive. David Cintron (Principal / Lorraine Hansberry Academy - PS 214)

 

ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION PROVIDED BY TEACHERS WORKING FOR THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

How might this type of workshop impact your day to day interaction with fellow staff members?

“I learned more about people I work with in this two hours than I have in five years. ”

“I could use adapted versions of the activities with my students.  The workshop helped better understanding between staff members.”

“Getting people to work together better both inside and out of the classroom.”

“Making connections with each other in a relaxed, no pressure environment is critical...So when situations arise when it is not relaxed we can unite and support each other.”

“It humanizes everyone.”

“It allows me to learn how to listen and appreciate their stories and their culture.”

“It encourages honesty, openness, trust and non-judgment.”


"If this is done at least two times a month, positivity would increase."

“It allowed staff to feel more connected with one another.  All the exercises were great, especially having staff share about themselves.”

"I feel that I know them better because you see so much of you in each and every one of them."

"Strengthen the team, bonding, sense of unity."

"This has provided an opportunity to get to know my staff much more."

"Reminded me that trust is an essential component in collaboration and cooperation."

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Anthony Orzo (Deputy Commissioner of NYC Dept of Education)

"Feedback from two recent school sessions was extraordinarily positive and extremely indicative of the profound effect that it had on the staff. It appears that they felt that many of the skills and techniques that were utilized with them could be also used with students in their classes… the work of your organization could be a true asset to schools in regenerating or initially building school staff morale."

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