Working and Modelling Initiatives in the Classroom

These sessions are all delivered in the classroom by Marcelo Staricoff working with each class at a time throughout the school, from Reception to Year 6. These sessions model any of the chosen JONK initiative for the teacher and support staff in their own classrooms and with their own children. At the end of the day the staff are invited to meet, share and discuss the observations from the day and formulate their desired next steps.

Philosophy in the Classroom

Introducing philosophical enquiry into the classroom and across all areas of the curriculum and of the teaching and learning process. ...read more

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Maths Investigations

Weekly maths investigation sessions designed as open-ended challenges that consolidate concepts lear ...read more

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Lifelong Learning Dispositions

Introducing the children to the dispositions that enable them to become effective lifelong learners ...read more

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Visible Learning

Introducing the children to mind-mapping, concept lines, fortune lines, traffic lights and thinking ...read more

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Thinking Skills Starters

Introducing the children to the wonders of open-ended thinking sills starters that greet them every ...read more

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Learning Models

Introducing the children to models of learning, including the JONK Learning Pit, explaining why it i ...read more

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De Bono’s Hats and Shoes

Introducing the children to De-Bono’s Six Thinking Coloured Hats as means of being able to wor ...read more

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Performance Models

Daily opportunities for the children to perform in front of the whole class and to engage in improvi ...read more

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Success Stories

Marcelo Staricoff is amazing and inspiring

- Teacher | Brighton

JONKing at Coastal Federation was one of the best things we’ve done to inspire our children- go for it!

- Coastal Federation | Norfolk

Thank you for the JONK Course, excellent course and I can’t wait to start!

- Teacher | JONK Course

Great examples, brilliant presentation

- Headteacher | JONK Course

Lovely to hear so much passion and enthusiasm with lots of excellent ideas of how to run a JONK school. Today gave me a good picture of what it can look like and how it can work for us

- Headteacher | JONK Course

Inspiring stories of how children have been transformed by the JONK approach

- Headteacher | JONK Course