“Outstandingly Simple” – follow-up #2

This post is a further clarification for delegates at Outstandingly Simple at Queen Mary's Grammar School. It deals with  some specific questions raised later feedback. The twilight session Outstandingly Simple presented the Cooperative Learning Interaction Pattern Catch1Partner. An outline of the session and a number of resources are found in the part #1 and the video introduction.... Continue Reading →

“Outstandingly Simple”follow-up; an introduction to Cooperative learning

Yesterday, 50+ internal and external delegates attended "Outstandingly Simple," a 60-minute introduction to Cooperative Learning at Queen Mary's Grammar School. This post contains some of the materials, extra resources and reflections on the event. First of all, thank you to all attendees. With high individual accountability, Cooperative Learning is very demanding after a full day... Continue Reading →

Two open sessions on Cooperative Learning in Walsall

Charles Coddy Walker Academy and Werdelin Education invite our colleagues to attend two sixty-minute twilights on Better Reading and Better Writing through Cooperative Learning on April 18 and 25 respectively. We have previously discussed how the DfE-promoted Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit rate collaborative strategies among the absolute top investment of Pupil Premium, giving as much as 5 months... Continue Reading →

Cooperate Be Literate Live!

Happy New Year: This Thursday, the first lesson plan hatched by the Cooperate Be Literate project will be presented to delegates at the ASE Annual Conference 2016 at the University of Birmingham. Ben and I have been busy over Christmas writing up the lesson plan and preparing our science reading lessons. We’ve written the first chapters of our... Continue Reading →

UK Tertiary in the 21st century; a Cooperative Learning toolkit #1

Introducing Cooperative Learning to Higher Education On 11 November 2015, UEA's School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies successfully trialled the structural approach to Cooperative Learning, to facilitate the effective student-centred learning looked for at tertiary level.   This event is a small watershed for a number of reasons. Therefore this first post examines the wider context of the session. (For details of... Continue Reading →

Engaging staff effectively with their CPD; A CL gloss

Without her mentioning Cooperative Learning once, Ms Jessica Brosnan, of the Teacher Development Trust, has unwittingly written a better article on why Cooperative Learning should be adopted as a whole school ethos than I could.  Ms Brosnan's original text is italicised. (...) Many school leaders struggle to create a CPD programme that is relevant and engaging for all... Continue Reading →

21st century British Muslim in London; a message from the course leader

. I have been asked by Association of Muslim Schools management to provide some more detail on the event Cooperative Learning: "21st century British Muslim - the Solution?" to take place on 3rd February in London. The recent events in Paris have only underlined the importance of this course, and the course unit Negotiating conflicting values & viewpoints has been fully committed to... Continue Reading →

Stalham Academy Head on: Cooperative Learning & the Sutton Trust on Pupil Premium #2

More from Mr Andrew Howard, acting head of Stalham Academy, on his decision to engage with Cooperative Learning to meet the target of the Rightforsuccess Trust of "Improving the Ofsted rating of underperforming schools to at least good in the short term and outstanding thereafter" after the recent conversion of Stalham Junior School to academy status. This is an especially important point, as... Continue Reading →

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