“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin.


“Co-operative group work benefits students in social and behavioral areas as well, including improvement in student self-concept, social interaction, time on task and positive feelings towards peers and learning from the perspective of others. Low-income, minority and urban students benefited even more from co-operative learning; a finding repeated over several decades.” Professors Linda Darling-Hammond & Brigid Barron, Stanford University. 


Children are born collaborators. No need to teach them, it’s one of their Hybrid Skills. Just encourage them. 


When Ginny Rometty, the former CEO of IBM, was asked what her company’s most valuable asset was, she replied, “Our teams.” She did not say their intellectual property or market share, but IBM’s relentless focus on collaboration between all enterprise stakeholders. Parents, Children and Teachers are the only educational enterprise stakeholders collaborating. Why not collaborate on encouraging thinking. 


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Excerpted from my book Hybrid Learning.