It was already 7.40 p.m. My session was the last one, after the reports and instructions from the Principal and other senior staff. The task was to comprehend the directions and instructions outlined in the document issued by the Ministry of Education. I designed a jig saw reading worksheet so that teachers can experience collaborative learning and enhance ownership of academic planning.
The impact was positive. The grouping diluted the cohesion of the social groups and put people who had hardly talked to each other all these years in a learning context. I saw some 'old teachers' gradually become engaged in this unusual learning model. I could hear their laughter and smiling faces. It was already 8.55 when the last oral report was done.