Every teacher in the entire Fayston Family (Kindy through High School) has gone through Cooperative Learning training. The FPK teachers have also gone through specialized Cooperative Learning For Kindy Kids training that helps them use this training with young learners. All teachers receive monthly Coaching by the Fayston Director of Teaching & Learning, Chris Lowe. By doing this, teachers are supported in implementing what they have learned in their training, funneling their knowledge into their lessons, and passing it along to the students.
Teaching has evolved so much in the last decade due to research, brain science, and discoveries about retaining information. For students to get the most learning out of their lessons, FPK has chosen to use the Cooperative Learning methodology when teaching students in every classroom, for every subject, in every lesson. Children are not meant to sit for long stretches at a time and they can learn more from each other than the teacher. We use this to our advantage when teaching by using specific "Structures" to keep students moving as well as practicing with each other what they are learning. This allows the student to actually retain what is being taught in the lesson.