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Split classes up into breakout rooms during live lessons
This is one of the features provided with digital education platforms including Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom.
As you would in a physical classroom, let older pupils work independently in small groups, with teaching staff moving between the different breakout rooms to supervise.
Younger pupils (early years and Key Stage 1) may need more support from staff to work in breakout rooms. This could involve:
- Putting a member of teaching or support staff in each room
- The teacher moving between breakout rooms more often
- Shorter breakout sessions with more of the lesson taking place all together
Randomly assign pupils to groups during live lessons Pre-select pupils for each group Run