In Australasia we have been continuing our theme of collaborating in our Maths learning. Some children have been acting as teachers to help other children learn new concepts. They have had to ensure that they give clear instructions and explanations, are patient, and then provide challenge for their ‘pupils’!
Both ‘pupils’ and ‘teachers’ have really enjoyed the experience so far. One pupil remarked, “My teacher was fantastic. he explained things really clearly and then checked to see how I got on.” One of our teachers said, “It was really important for me today because I got to really test my own understanding. It feels like I know it even better now that I have explained it to someone else.”
We will be looking for all the children to have opportunities to become ‘mini coaches’ at various points during the year!