What does being a good collaborator involve?
If you have well formed collaborating habit you will be ready, willing, and able to:
- Work effectively with others towards common goals;
- Seek to understand what others are saying;
- Share, challenge, support and build on ideas;
- Adopt different roles and responsibilities in pursuit of team goals;
- Act responsibly with initiative, and perseveres in the face of difficulties;
- Hold and express opinions coherently, compromises and adapts to circumstances when appropriate.
Spotting the collaborators in your classes
Just to get you tuned in – have a quick think about ‘Collaborators you may know’. Make a note of students you know who display these characteristics.
Becoming a teacher who develops students’ learning power means developing a keen awareness of the subtleties of your students’ learning behaviours. What you are trying to do is to help them to help themselves to get better at using these behaviours.