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Collaborative teaching in a single cell environment

Started by Katie Hebden 05 Mar 2014 8:34pm () Replies (6)

This may be similar to other posts but we don't have a fancy flexible learning space. 

Like many schools, we are currently exploring MLPs within our school. I am in a Year 5 setting with two other teachers and there are 80 students between us. Our setting is very traditional with single cell classrooms but we are trying the collaborative approach. Has/is anyone trialled this and have any advice they can offer?

Thanks,

Katie

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  • fiona hawes (View all users posts) 05 Mar 2014 8:56pm ()

    Hi Katie

    Collaborative teaching is a focus across our school - starting from this year.

    We have one "flexible learning space" in Year3/4 and the rest of our school is generally traditonal single cell classrooms.  The big push across our school  is to work in teams to have a collective responsibility for all students in our care.  We are aiming to have open and frank dialogue as teams where we talk about target groups of students, their learning needs and the successes and road blocks we are having in meeting those learning needs.  Some teams are working to utlise expertise within the team and students can have a variety of teachers within their school day.

    All of this is tied into our appriasial process and teaching as inquiry.  All very early days at this stage and I am very interested to follow this thread too.

    Pointers: One thing I have seen in use that is working well is the use of google docs for collaborative planning, assessemtn etc   Create time to have rich dialogue with colleagues - serious amounts of time must be allocated for this, especially with new teams of teachers working together.  

    Regards

    fiona

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