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. more

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Maths Investigations

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

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Lifelong Learning Dispositions

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

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Visible Learning

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

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Thinking Skills Starters

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

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Learning Models

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

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Success Stories

I had the most amazing day with the philosophy masterclass. We had great feedback from the teacher Mr S.

- Philosophy | Masterclass

D said it was the “best day ever”

- Philosophy | Masterclass

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