Collaborative Learning Pocketbook

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Description This Pocketbook is suitable for all teachers. It explores ‘the power of more than one’, with a look at peer-led development and how working in groups helps students to become independent, resourceful learners with good listening and communication skills. A chapter on planning considers group size and composition, ground rules, success criteria and how to engage reluctant participants. It introduces the collaborative jigsaw’s four key skills (intrapersonal, interpersonal, active listening, speaking) and ways to develop them. Chapters entitled ‘Collaborative Learning Starter Pack’ and ‘High Impact Strategies’ contain multiple ideas for group work in lessons. Examples include graphic organisers, KWL grids, speed-talking, reversed objective, carousels, dragons’ den and ‘survival’. A final section deals with assessing and evaluating group work. It covers process and product; individual and team contributions; formative and summative approaches.

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Classroom Management, Out of school, In school, Online, After-school meetings, Demonstration lesson, Team lesson planning/teaching, Speech / Seminar, Learning walk, Physical resource, Book, e-Book, Collaborative Learning, Small Group Tuition, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring
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Originally from France, Gael has been teaching in UK secondary schools since the late 1990’s. He became an Advanced Skills Teacher in January 2006, is a mentor for newly qualified and trainee teachers and has worked as an external examiner for an ITT provider. He has led several professional networks on effective language teaching skills and Gifted & Talented education.
Since 2008 Gael has helped colleagues develop pupil participation and collaborative learning strategies in a wide range of primary and secondary schools. Now in charge of Teaching and Learning in a successful secondary school, he runs a CPD programme where he encourages teachers
to implement practical and innovative ideas.
Recently, Gael was awarded Specialist Leader in Education status and now advises
secondary school leaders on good practice in Teaching and Learning and MFL.


Paperback book and eBook.