Relationship Skills

Family Resources on

Project and Purpose

By explicitly teaching whole life learning skills while honoring diverse identities, creating a sense of belonging, and promoting student agency toward personal growth and social impact, the teacher better creates a classroom environment that fosters well-being for self and others.

If the lesson is used in the classroom: The goal of this lesson was for students to define cooperation, practice working together and think about how to apply cooperation to other situations.

In class students played a game where they had to work together. After the game they created a story and had a discussion (or there will be a discussion about their story in the next few days).

Getting Ready for the Conversation

Cooperation with others is an important skill for school, family and the community. This lesson helps students practice working together to solve a problem.

Conversation Starters and Practice at Home Activities

Ask your child to tell you about the game and the story.

Ask your child for some examples of cooperation or working together and discuss the examples.

Discuss the following questions:

  • Tell a story about cooperation (or make up a story). Why do you think it is important to be cooperative?
  • In what ways are the adults in our home cooperative with each other? How does this help us as a family?

School to Home Resources on Cooperation

In this lesson, students will define and explore the idea of cooperation. Cooperation is the process of working together toward a common goal. Cooperation includes listening, sharing and helping.


This 25–35 minute lesson is designed for flexibility. It can be taught in one day or over the course of a week.

  • Warm Welcome
  • Feelings Check-in
  • SEL Skill Spotlight
  • Active Engagement
  • Closing Connection
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