Creating Sustained Professional Growth through Collaborative Reflection

Creating Sustained Professional Growth through Collaborative Reflection (C) Julie Boyd Originally commissioned by the (State) University of New York. This adapted online version contains the chapter by entitled ’Creating Sustained Professional Growth through Collaborative Reflection’ Chapter 2 Page 14 in Professional Development For Cooperative Learning “The most powerful form of learning, the most sophisticated form […]

Schools As Collaborative Learning Communities

SCHOOLS AS COLLABORATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES © Julie Boyd 2010 (updated from an original 1993 article) Taken individually, each concept in the phrase “collaborative learning community” has incredible power and together, there is a synergy, a revolutionary force that we are only just beginning to recognize in schools. The school pictured above has given way to […]

Why Teacher Coaching Can Fail

© Julie Boyd 2011 When I wrote the paper ‘Coaching In Context’ to start the statewide coaching program in Victoria, and the Literacy and Numeracy Coaches Program in South Australia, I warned of two key issues: 1.      Coaching is not for everyone, and it is expensive. 2.      Coaching is only one form of professional reflective […]

From DISCONNECT to SACRED BALANCE – a personal learning journey

(C) Julie Boyd 2010                            A (very) Australian Story ———————————————————————— The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants. ———————————————————————— Look at this one Jules. Ain’t she […]

The Future of Cooperative Learning

To download complete article click here: ##The Future of Cooperative Learning (D4 (C) Julie Boyd 2011 In a time of accelerated and massive change, when conventional resources are quickly being depleted, cooperative effort is needed to navigate the “rapids of change.” ABSTRACT The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. Bertrand Russell Cooperative Learning […]

SCHOOLS AS COLLABORATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES

© Julie Boyd 2010  (updated from an original 1993 article) For full article including diagrams click here: SCHOOLS AS COLLABORATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES 2010 Taken individually, each concept in the phrase “collaborative learning community” has incredible power and together, there is a synergy, a revolutionary force that we are only just beginning to recognize in schools. […]

The Future of Cooperative Learning

The Future of Cooperative Learning In a time of accelerated and massive change, when conventional resources are quickly being depleted, cooperative effort is needed to navigate the “rapids of change.” ABSTRACT The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. Bertrand Russell Cooperative Learning is one of the best researched fields of classroom based practice […]

Methinketh we think too much?

Human behaviour is made up of a range of things including thinking, feeling, and responding physiologically and verbally. Michael Jackson’s recent death reminds me of a quote of his when he was asked about dancing. His response was . Thinking is the biggest mistake a dancer can make. They need to feel- become an embodiment […]