Browsing All posts tagged under »collaboration«

PGCE connections

February 25, 2011


It’s not like I don’t have plenty to do already, but I this morning I felt compelled to write to some of my old PGCE tutors at Goldsmiths about all the great things I see happening through the world of Twitter. There really is so much help and information out there, but there’s a few […]

The Xmas Factor 2011

December 22, 2010


Let me share with you a Twitter conversation that transpired between Kevin McLaughlin and myself a few days ago. It all came about after Kevin tweeted about the 3D snowflakes he had made with his class. The 3D snowflake buzz caught on quickly and many primary tweechers found themselves making these beautiful decorations in the […]

First time for everything

December 21, 2010


A couple of weeks ago I took part in ukedchat properly for the first time and Amanda, over at Flying Start Education, suggested I knock up a little post about my experience of it. For those of you that don’t know what ukedchat is, I’m not going to explain it to you! Ian Addison does a […]

Buoyant birthdays

November 9, 2010


When I first started teaching, how to respond to children’s birthdays seemed to be a bit of a dilemma to me. I wanted to find the perfect balance between celebrating each child’s birthday in a special and personal way, but not going so over the top that it wasn’t sustainable or became a chore. Luckily, […]

Teams vs. Groups

October 28, 2010


As mentioned before, a big classroom focus of mine this half term has been the promotion of team work and the development of the skills needed to do this. More than ever, I’ve been arranging for tasks and activities to be completed in mixed ability groups whenever I can. I started off with the mapping […]

Mapping from memory

October 13, 2010


  This week in class I’ve allocated some time to team building and tasks that develop collaboration and cooperation. It also felt like the right time to begin doing some Philosophy for Children (P4C) enquiries. Before launching straight into a first enquiry (or thinking circle as I refer to them with the children) though, some rules and guidelines […]