This is the second instalment of the Stalham Academy series, which investigates how a reeling Norfolk primary in special measures could reach UK top-500 in two years - for a £900 CPD investment. In the previous post, we discussed the importance of knowing what you want. This second post examines the steps from the first CPD... Continue Reading →
Cooperate Be Literate
As mentioned in the previous post, a dream has come true for me. I am working with a highly experienced science teacher to discover how Cooperative Learning can further literacy skills in science from KS2 to University. Given the routine assertions that Cooperative Learning denotes wet talking exercises, some science and maths teachers I have spoken to have... Continue Reading →
NQT on adopting Cooperative Learning … as an NQT.
How CLIPs accentuate PGCE training and allows tailoring to individual classrooms. Ms Rebecca Lamb, an NQT in Year 6 at Stalham Academy, describing some of her experiences adopting CLIPs (Cooperative Learning Interaction Patterns) from the Skills & Mastery course. Cooperative Learning is especially well-suited for new teachers struggling to land the ideals of university during their first couple of years,... Continue Reading →