Several studies have been published over the past month related to the idea of how individual members of a group (co-workers, students) can do better cooperating in a supportive atmosphere than if everybody is working on their own.
I’ve published several posts about them and, as I’ve said in those posts, they go along with a push I made late in the last school year on “Everybody Is A Teacher.”
Here are links to those posts, along with some other related resources (I’ll be putting them all together into a lesson that I’ll share at a later date):
Here is an article I wrote for Education Week (which was later reprinted in The Washington Post) that includes an activity I do at the beginning of each school year to help students decide if they want to be a “classroom of students” or a “community of learners.”
For English-Learners, a Positive Side to Peer Pressure is from Ed Week.
Another related resource is The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The “Helper’s High.”
You might also be interested in The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”
Feel free to make other suggestions….