Browsing All posts tagged under »team work«

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 […]

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 […]