They say that two heads are better than one and that the more, the merrier. Why is there strength in numbers? Imagine having to work on a school project alone compared to working on a project together with your classmates. Isn’t it more fun to work with others? Doesn’t the work become easier when you are able to share the tasks with others?
That’s what cooperation is. It’s when people work together towards the same goal. It can be students, teachers, and parents who put their strengths, minds, and hearts together in order to achieve something great. When students and teachers cooperate with each other then learning occurs. The teachers share their knowledge and the students listen to their teachers’ discussions and diligently complete their schoolwork. When parents and students cooperate with each other then there is harmony within the home and both the parents and the students are able to reach their goals. It would make the parents happy that their children are being responsible with their schoolwork and the children are able to prepare themselves for the future. When teachers and parents cooperate then a better learning environment is created for the student, whether in school or at home.
Cooperation is an invaluable skill that all of us must learn. It’s something that you apply whether you’re at school, trying to complete a school project; with your friends, trying to decide how you want to spend the weekend; or with your parents when you help with the house chores. As you grow older, the tasks become more complicated, which makes cooperation even more important. As Helen Keller nicely put it, “Alone, we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”