Synergize: Together is Better

 

Have you ever heard the saying "Two heads are better than one"?  When you synergize, you work together to come up with a product that neither person could achieve on their own.  It sounds silly, but think of it like this. 1+1=3.  If I come up with one idea, and you come up with one idea, we have 2 ideas, but once we start talking and brainstorming, together we may come up with 3, 4, or5 great ideas.

HOW CAN I SYNERGIZE IN MY LIFE?

  • Use cooperative learning strategies at school. - When you're working on a group project, share everyone's ideas.  Work together to brainstorm ways to use those ideas to create a project.
  • Help other people. - If you and your brother both need to clean your rooms before you can play, why not team up.  You can both clean his room, then you can both clean yours.  Both rooms will get cleaned better and faster, and then you can play.
  • Share victories. - If you play on a sports team, don't let one player do all the action.  Use each player's individual strengths to make the best team possible.

WHAT BOOKS CAN HELP ME LEARN ABOUT SYNERGY?

  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
  • Clifford's Spring Clean Up by Norman Bridwell
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon
  • Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
  • The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg