Collaboration allows for growth, innovation and support. It is beneficial during all stages of a lesson. At the planning stage, collaboration allows for innovative approaches and combined experiences. During the lesson, the skills of collaboration and working together are modeled for students, who are able to see the success and troubleshooting strategies of the collaborators. Post-lesson, collaboration fosters deeper reflection, motivation to improve, and the insight of a varied outlook. The outcome of collaboration is greater than the sum of its parts and should be considered the fundamental tool in education.