Discuss the importance of collaborating with professional colleagues, from the school and community, to meet the individual needs of children and families. Describe examples of when you collaborated or wished you had the opportunity to collaborate. Explain how effective collaboration ties into professionalism. After reviewing the Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers and your own state, explain professionalism (what it is). Provide a connection to a theorist’s educational philosophy to support your definition. Suggest ways to create a positive, productive learning environment within the entire school. Explain who might be involved in this process.