Why are we trialling collaborative teaching before the new block is built?
Elements of co-operative and collaborative practice has been in our school for many years. In 2018 we formalised this with all staff beginning to explore the ideas of co teaching and collaborative ways of working that would allow them to operate more effectively together in an ILE environment.
As with all new learning, this is a time of change, of trialling an idea, evaluating it, making changes and moving forward.
Many of them had already worked alongside other teachers in a buddy classes, or job share, with teacher aides and parent helpers and were used to working with other adults in the room. It is a natural progression to run their classes across 2-3 rooms, to cross group for different learning areas and to utilise each teacher’s strengths and passions. Our new build simply allows us now to do so more easily.