Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stop. Collaborate. and Listen.

Collaboration as defined by Merriam Webster means to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor. I'm all about collaborating. I feel the best ideas come when I'm working in a group and we have a common goal. Why do teachers often work in isolation? So often we make lesson plans by ourselves, come up with our own unit projects alone, and try to find ways to improve our instruction. We forget that there is power in numbers. It is important that we work on developing conversations and networks with colleagues who have similar interests. Through collaboration we grow as educators and we inspire and energize one another. Collaborating improves instruction. That's what we all want, right? To improve our craft?

1 comment:

  1. Well said! Collaboration also means, to me, valuing and trusting one another as partners to meaningfully contribute to the "intellectual endeavor" of improving our instruction. ,,, And in doing so, everyone benefits - especially kids!