- How do we seamlessly merge SEN inclusion with effective teaching and behaviour management?
- How do you build a caring, respectful learning environment for everyone?
- How do you utilise peers to empower and support SEN learners?
Learning disabilities and emotional/behavioural problems cannot be effectively dealt with in isolation. With resources in reverse proportion to the growing number of challenging learners, marshalling peer-to-peer support is the most cost-effective option for schools who see self-confidence, resilience, responsibility and social skills as foundational to high attainment for all learners. This course uses practical Cooperative Learning to drive outstanding teaching through peer-to-peer support - with full individual accountability, equal participation and positive interdependence.
- Discern the crucial connection between direct instruction and Cooperative Learning – especially for SEN
- Learn to micromanage and run peer interaction to achieve your target objectives for all learners
- Build up relevant skills sets to cope with their specific personal, emotional, behavioural or mental health issues in context
- Foster a caring and inclusive classroom where each learner has both rights and responsibilities, preparing everyone for a successful life in modern Britain.
Full Course Content
Session 1: Foundations & activities
What is Cooperative Learning & why it works (Hint: It’s not ‘group work’)
The role of direct instruction in the cooperative classroom
Staging and micromanaging peer interaction to drive any learning objective
Understanding the power of simplicity and routines – applying your school’s behaviour policy
Session 2: Classroom cohesion
Social skills, the learning process & developing a team in your classroom
Developing each individual’s emotional, social and communicative resources
Individual engagement – how to collaborate with diverse personalities
Handling subject-specific disagreements among learners
Session 3: SEN in the inclusive classroom
Two case studies of SEN pupils in Cooperative Learning classrooms (ASD and selective mute)
Students appreciate different abilities as a fact of life to be handled intelligently
Learners with SEN take ownership of their issues in learning/social context
Your classroom team take ownership of inclusion