At St Michael’s we encourage collaborative learning strategies (Kagan strategies). We believe that children can be a great resource in terms of learning from one another.
Numbered Heads Together is one of the strategies. The teacher poses a question and the children ‘put their heads together’ to figure out the answer. That way all the children would have had an opportunity to brainstorm the answer and be ready to respond if called upon by the teacher to answer.
This is what Year 6 said about this strategy:
“I think numbered heads together is an useful strategy, because it can help you see other methods to solve a question and if you get it wrong your table friends can help.”
“I think numbered heads together is useful because at first I got a question wrong and the people at my table helped me. I could where I made the mistake and corrected it.”