Supportive Teammate Assignment


In 2.00b and 21W.035, Jared Berezin assigned one student each week to send out a message offering support to their teammates.


  • Include a description of the assignment in your syllabus and introduce the assignment in class. Here is an example from the 2.00b website.
  • Share appreciation with students who have participated.
  • Ensure that students are told to refer students of concern to a support resource.


  • Incorporating this assignment into the course shows that giving and receiving support are valued by the instructors and useful in the field.
  • Students gain confidence and competence communicating support to their peers.
  • Students experience a greater sense of connectedness and compassion with their classmates, and perceive a more supportive classroom environment.
  • Read the mixed methods study of the intervention.