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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?




  • Paulette Newton (View all users posts) 18 Dec 2014 9:44am ()

    Hi Katie,

    I am currently teaching a Year 3/4 class and have been working with 2 other teachers. We have taken the wall out between 2 classrooms (open space that was the cloakroom)  and are managing 3 classes in this 'new' learning space. We have played around with using the other classroom (not joined) as break out room but at times this reverted to us teaching as though we were in a single cell.

    For us the main focus has been on establishing effective systems which need to really tight. We used the Daily 5 as our literacy model. However, we are in the process of reviewing our programmes to give more autonomy to our kids, integrating more ICT (used Edmodo which was very powerful)  and taking more smaller target learning groups instead of the traditional whole class  approach. For us our 2015 journey will be close monitoring of all students- no easy task with 87 children! We all use google docs to plan and assess and this system is working really well. 

    For me personally, I love the dialogue I am able to have about students. I'd love to hear how you are going in your collaborative journey too!


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