Collaboration In School
Understanding others to effectively work with them
To practice Collaboration, I will:
- Support the goals of the group
- Be a team player and pull my share of the load
- Help others be successful
- Genuinely listen to other’s opinions and needs
- Recognize and appreciate the contributions of others
Collaboration in the Classroom
The classroom is a natural place to teach collaboration skills. When students work together, they develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learn to communicate effectively, listen to others, and resolve conflicts. Collaboration can help them to develop coping skills that they can use to deal with stress and other challenges in their lives.
When students Collaborate, they get to know each other better. They have to share their ideas, listen and compromise. Collaboration will help build relationships and make the students feel more connected to their classmates and the teacher. It can also help classmates feel more supported and less alone. Collaboration can help students feel like they belong by giving them a sense of purpose and by assisting them in connecting with others who share their interests. When students feel like they belong, they are more likely to feel engaged in school and have a positive attitude.
The act of collaborating can be therapeutic in itself. When students work together to solve problems or create something new, they feel accomplished and satisfied. This can boost their self-esteem and confidence and reduce their stress levels. When students work together, they can share the workload and divide the tasks. Additionally, Collaboration can provide students with social support, which is essential for mental health. When people feel connected to others, they are less likely to experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
How can you use Collaboration to help students thrive both academically and emotionally?
The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
to teach the Character Quality of Collaboration.
Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in an educational setting or for education professionals.
Power Up with Character
Adult Business Books
Character All Month Calendar
Character Holiday Activities
Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)