Amelia Elementary Principal Stephanie Walker shares her blog project.
Recently, I was working on a project and became "stuck." I was trying to create a new blog site and couldn't seem to move forward. My work seemed only mediocre and I quickly became frustrated.
Then a colleague shared her blog project with me. We collaborated... we talked about what was working and what was not. We problem-solved and created new ways of thinking about our projects...we shared our brains!
Before I knew it I was ready to move forward again. I was motivated with new ideas and my frustration had disappeared!
Collaboration is not only important for educators, but for students too. All students can benefit from collaboration with a peer on class work, assignments, etc.
Take it from me... collaborating with a peer or colleague is not "copying" or "cheating." In fact, it felt a whole lot like learning to me!
Don't forget to share your brain...