Do you ever stop and think about who you learn from? The people who push your thinking. The people who will look you, right in the eye, and ask you the hard questions that you are too scared to ask yourself. The kids in your classroom who ask you a question that stops you and makes you say “Why not?” The people who challenge what you think is a perfect idea, and somehow make the idea even stronger. True collaboration is about give and take. It’s about learning from each other. When you open your teaching and learning to what others think, say, and do, something happens. You improve. Not because you were too horrible of a teacher to come up with your own new ideas. Because you were such a great teacher you saw the value in learning with, and from, others.