While teaching a difficult concept in math, I can explain how to do it ten different ways and still be met with looks of confusion by some students.
I can go over the "why" behind the way to do it, and heads still shake.
But if a friend or classmate offers up help, the solution becomes clearer.
Kids just have a different way of explaining things in a way that makes sense to one another. Maybe it removes the intimidation factor of working with an adult, versus someone your own age.
I don't know, but I'm grateful when it happens.
Today, my students showed me just how willing they are to work together to make sure everyone learns.
It was a proud teacher moment.