collaboration makes the world go round

Reading articles like this, just reminds me that when people are passionately engaged in a topic or area of research, they will go through any lengths to continue to learn.

Any one of them could have stopped us at any point along the way, and there were many anxious times when we thought the exploration would never happen. Ultimately we were able to persuade each group to support the excavation.

Think about the possibilities that are available from these excavations could bring to scholarship, but we wouldn’t be able to even consider these possibilities if collaboration hadn’t taken place.

As teachers are we concentrating on collaboration or are we teaching students to individually compete with each other?

Are we teaching that what they need to know to be successful?