Winners Work Together: Individuality Gives Way to a Collective Mission

Winners Work Together: Individuality Gives Way to a Collective Mission

Inquiry Question: How can people of differing opinions and points of view work together to accomplish something outside of themselves that serves a greater need or purpose?

Workshop Description: Delve into this inquiry, which is central to the idea of thinking about the bigger goal and social justice. Based on two pictures books, “The Marshmellow Incident” by Judi Barrett and “The Enemy; a book about Peace” by David Cali, this workshop provides enjoyable and practical strategies to support students in reflecting on real life situations. Experiential learning allows students to live life from a different point of view. The conversations out of role are compelling as participants relate their learning to their own experience, other texts and the world. Connections with other curriculum areas are authentic and powerful. Handout provided.

Key Messages:

  1. The bigger purpose can trump individualism
  2. Collaboration is powerful
  3. Everyone has much to contribute
  4. Working with different people brings unique and rich perspectives

Major Benefits:

  • The class experiences a larger working relationship
  • This experience brings the class together as a cohesive whole
  • All students realize their contribution is valuable
  • Individuals discover the thrill of collaborative work
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