Sue helps a Year 3 teacher implement group work effectively Sue Cowley works with Baz Barrett, a Year 3 teacher at Ward End Primary School in Birmingham. Like many teachers at the beginning of their career, Baz is aiming for his young class to co-operate and work together, when he asks them to carry out group work activities.
We observe a group work session in Baz’s classroom. Some of the children find it difficult to work in groups. Sue watches the lesson back with Baz, and they discuss how to facilitate more productive group work activities and help prevent any misbehaviour.
Sue provides a range of strategies as they discuss how to reduce the inappropriate behaviour that arises from the children during group work.