In the book, Mathematical Mindsets, Jo Boaler tells the story of a California study where students' scores rose significantly once the school focused on teaching and encouraging greater teamwork.
Teamwork and collaboration are not necessarily natural abilities. Instead to foster positive teamwork and collaboration, explicit teaching and practice is required.
This week and next we'll continue the focus on this essential skill for success in modern society with the resources on these pages:
Also, during our student service planning meeting we'll discuss how we can better coach students in this arena. This is a positive focus with regard to preparing students for the increasingly interdependent world that they live in.