Learning detectives (full day)

A great day for children and staff; focusing on what good learning is all about

During the day we hand over the responsibility for detecting good learning to your children. We ‘train’ 30 children (from one to six different schools) to detect good learning. What it looks like, sounds like and feels like. Pupils are then given the opportunity to take part in observation of learning where they practice detecting good learning.  They write up their findings in a report (or give verbal feedback) and highlight what the ‘class’ needs to do to become even better at learning.

 The Gem Project

The project has been successfully be adopted and adapted by many schools all over the country. It helps pupils focus on what they need to do to become better learners.

Each gem (ruby, sapphire, emerald, topaz, amethyst and diamond) is related to a particular learning skill set which are in turn related to a set of behaviours and feelings. The behaviours and feeling are generated by a number of neurotransmitter which either enhance our ability to learn or impede it. The project helps children understanding that they are in charge of their feelings and behaviours and with practice can gather more gems and sparkle even more (see course on making children sparkle).

Tom will come into your school and demonstrate the impact of the idea on your children.  Its has been praised not only by classroom practitioners, headteachers and parents but even OFSTED commented on its positive impact on learning.