I am always working for more and better collaboration experiences, and I discovered that testing opened that door. My teachers had less time to cover what needed to be and when I offered to help out and be a part of their teaching some were thrilled. A second teacher in the room, as I working on embedding myself in classes when the library space was closed. Once they realized that I wasn't adding more time to their lessons, but supporting their teaching I was welcomed back; this is building that relationship I want. Sometimes we need to step back and not push our own agenda, just be that extra set of hands. I am anxiously waiting to see if we progress toward the next step closer to collaboration ...
There are many resources available, to assist you as you move to a more collaborative environment. Here is one I really like.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller