Inspirational Teaching Strategies

All our teaching courses are designed to transform the classroom into a dynamic learning environment. Your students will be more engaged in their lessons. Your teachers, once more, will enjoy being at the helm and will be motivated to get creative and try out new strategies; strategies that they know will work. As our courses are interactive and hands-on, the delegates are able try out the lesson ideas and resources for themselves. This is essential to experience the impact of each approach and to be able to understand how, and where, best to incorporate them into their own daily teaching.

RE-THINKING DIFFERENTIATION: DISCOVER FRESH INSIGHTS IN ORDER TO OVERCOME THE 'AGE OLD' PROBLEM IN TEACHING

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   Do you want to know what ‘adaptive teaching’ is and how it could revolutionise your approach to differentiation? Do you want to know how to implement classroom-based strategies that challenge and support all pupils? Do you want to see differentiation as integral to quality teaching r...

Re-think your whole approach to challenging all pupils

STRETCH AND CHALLENGE YOUR MOST ABLE STUDENTS

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   Do you want more ways to stretch your most able students in the classroom? Would you like a treasure chest of strategies, tailored to your subject, that are low on preparation time, but very effective? Would you prefer a more modern approach to teaching the more able based upon flair and creativi...

Providing successful strategies for engaging with the more able rather than simply identifying them

THE VERY LATEST IN ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

This course aims to offer a model of how to link the two principle components of assessment - formative and summative assessment and discuss how they can co-exist together. It will model the planning and delivery of a lesson that takes into account the core features of effective AfL but also builds on other recent key educational research. It will address some big questions like: "Why should we be doing it?" "Am I doing it as effectively as ...

A Masterclass in AfL

THE BIG FOUR: SUSTAINABLY IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

The ‘big four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the mainstay of outstanding quality teaching and learning the world over. As a result, all of the strategies demonstrated in this training day have been tried and tested in many schools to great effect. The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas...

Developing questioning skills, effective feedback, student independence and ensuring greater challenge

NEVER MIND THE MUCKY HANDS: THE RESILIENT AND INDEPENDENT YOUNG LEARNER

The buzz words of today are challenge, resilience, growth mind set, forward thinking…. But who prepared us for this? Who equipped us with the skills we use to not survive but thrive    Did anyone teach you time management skills?  How to plan your day? How to work with others in the professional environment?  How old were you when you were taught how to listen, how to attend to another person?  If we look at t...

The sensational new primary course specially designed to meet all the emotional health criteria

NO PASSENGERS PERMITTED: BRING AN END TO ‘PASSIVE LEARNING’

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   Would you like to create a dynamic, active learning environment where all students are both engaged and extended? Do you want to develop resilient students who work equally well independently or collaboratively? Has an inspection team ever commented that the teachers, rather than your students, ...

Creating the ‘X Factor’ through students doing the work themselves!

MAXIMISING PUPIL INDEPENDENCE (EARLY YEARS AND KEY STAGE 1)

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups. If you are looking for sustained improvements in the quality of learning in your classroom and, subsequently, student ...

Mastering the curriculum to meet the needs of your children

MAKING IT STICK - RETENTION TECHNIQUES FOR A KNOWLEDGE-RICH CURRICULUM

Would you like your students to have an increased ability to recall, retain and apply the information they need for exam success? Do you want to develop resilience in your students and empower them with a range of retention strategies? Would you like to create a dynamic, active learning environment where all students are both engaged and challenged? This course will outline and exemplify a range of tried and tested techniques that will hel...

Effective, proven and engaging techniques that will give your students the tools to retain and recall the information they need to succeed

AWE AND WONDER IN THE EARLY YEARS CLASSROOM - TWO DAY COURSE

Do you want the inspiration to create the moments that make children sigh with happiness? Are you looking for inspiration and best practice from different countries? Do you yearn to hear more of the excited babble of happy children immersed in learning? Would a host of practical ideas empower you to inspire your children and parents and leave Google behind? This exciting and inspirational course will give you a cornucopia of practical i...

Keeping learning personal and reaching our goals

ROSENSHINE'S PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTION: MAKING IT A REALITY IN DAY TO DAY TEACHING

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19 Did you know that Barak Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction has been described as ‘the best, most clear and comprehensive guide to evidence-informed practice?’ Would you like to attend a course that demonstrates what these 10 Principles would look like in a ‘real’ cl...

The 10 principles applied to your classroom

USING NUDGE THEORY TO IMPROVE YOUR STUDENTS' LEARNING

Is student off-task behaviour frustrating your students’ progress? Would you like to know how ‘Nudge Theory provides practical, non-confrontational methods to keep students on-task.  Do you want to know how Nudge Theory will revolutionise your relationship with students?   Nudge Theory provides an exciting alternative to the traditional methods of behaviour management.. It enables teachers to encourage studen...

(Online practical workshop)

ASSESSING PUPIL PROGRESS IN TODAY'S WORLD

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19. COVID-19 has transformed the world of education globally, causing a paradigm shift and effectively moving teaching and learning from being in the classroom to being online. Drawing on current research, author of “Progress Plain and Simple”, Michael Harpham leads a thought-provoking presentation...

Strategies to effectively deliver remote teaching, learning and assessment

SUPPORTING STUDENT WELLBEING DURING TURBULENT TIMES

Uncertainty (e.g. the Covid-19 pandemic) can lead to children and young people experiencing a need to manage a range of emotions, through having their normal way of learning and social relationships disrupted. Some of the biggest challenges that the education sector now faces are: a) to support students who are experiencing mental health issues (some for the very first time).  b) to ensure that schools once again become a place that build...

Helping you to support children and young people to understand and cope with change and uncertainty through the use of everyday strategies

SUPPORTING STAFF WELLBEING DURING TURBULENT TIMES

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19. Teaching can be the most rewarding, yet also the most challenging of occupations, particularly during times of uncertainty like the Covid-19 pandemic. During this crisis, educators have been experiencing greater anxiety, stress, and burnout than ever before. If we want our educators to not ...

Online Course

BAME NOT BLAME: A NEW TAKE ON RACE AWARENESS & INCLUSIVITY FOR SCHOOLS

With Trainers - Jakob Werdelin & Lubna Khan Institutional racism and unconscious bias against specific groups of staff and students negatively affect attendance, attainment, relations to parents and increase disruptive behaviour and staff turnover - and have the potential of tarnishing the schools image beyond repair. Yet, addressing the problem of our inadvertent prejudices is one of the most complex and unsettling processes for us as indi...

For staff within UK schools and colleges and delivered by highly experienced trainers

RE-THINKING DIFFERENTIATION: A FRESH APPROACH TO AN AGE OLD PROBLEM

11 November 2020 - 16:00 to 19:00 (ICT)    $185 USD or $150 USD Early Bird Offer (Book before 26 October)   Do you want to know what ‘responsive teaching’ is and how it could revolutionise your approach to differentiation? Do you want to know how to implement classroom-based strategies that challenge and support all pupils? Do you want to see differentiation as integral to quality teaching rather than a &ls...

Online Course

A USER’S GUIDE TO DUAL CODING, RETRIEVAL PRACTICE AND ALL THINGS COGNITIVE SCIENCE

12 November 2020 - 16:00 to 19:00 (ICT Time)    $185 USD or $150 USD Early Bird Offer (Book before 29 October)   Have you heard about techniques like ‘dual coding’ and ‘retrieval practice’ but want the time to explore what they are and how they can improve learning? Do you want to attend a course where the ideas are modelled and demonstrated so you will know what to do in your own classroom? Do yo...

Online Course

TRANSFORMING THE TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)

  Do you want to find out what the most effective TAs really do? Do you want to enhance your approaches to supporting pupils with Literacy and Numeracy issues? Do you want to attend a course full of realistic and practical ideas to help you do this?   The Teaching Assistant (TA) or Learning Support Assistant (LSA) can be a highly-valued asset in the classroom. The key though is to identify what are and what aren’t th...

Online Course

ROSENSHINE’S PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTION

  26 November 2020 -  16:00 to 19:00 (ICT)  $185 USD or $150 USD Early Bird Offer (Book before 12 November)   Did you know that Barak Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction has been described as ‘the best, most clear and comprehensive guide to evidence-informed practice?’ Would you like to attend a course that demonstrates what these 10 Principles would look like in a ‘real’ classro...

Online Course

RESPONSIVE TEACHING - FILLING THE GAPS IN LOST LEARNING

In these unprecedented times, pupils are engaged in a variety of learning environments and educators are faced with a whole new set of challenges: Where are the gaps in learning and how do we try to fill them?  How do we assess the depth and breadth of the students’ learning, and how effectively it can be recalled? What can we do to make our teaching and curriculum effective and efficient so students are prepared to make rapid a...

ONLINE COURSE

PROGRESS PLAIN AND SIMPLE: FIVE MEASURES OF PROGRESS THAT EVERY TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW

  What is progress in learning? How do we see progress being made in a lesson? This workshop offers a fresh perspective on teaching, learning and progress in the classroom. Written and presented by  highly experienced teacher, school leader and author, Michael Harpham, it explores the different ways in which progress can be made in the classroom and how it can be more effectively delivered, identified, evidenced, measured and assessed....

Strategies to more effectively deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment

CATCHING UP BY EMPOWERING PUPILS (EARLY YEARS & KEY STAGE ONE)

Early Bird Price - $150 USD Standard Price - $185 USD (Bookings made within the week before the course) 4.00 - 7.00pm (ICT)   All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   "Research conducted by the EEF and others around the world strongly suggests that compensating for the negative effect of school closures on the gap will require a ...

Increasing pupil's autonomy to create self-motivated learners who can catch up in their learning

IMPROVING TEACHER AND CHILD QUESTIONING SKILLS

Early Bird Offer - $150 USD Standard Price - $185 USD (For bookings made within the week before the course) 4.00 - 7.00pm (ICT)   From Blooms Taxonomy to Costa Questions there are many rubrics to help teachers ask engaging questions in class.  Asking and answering higher order questions is the goal of all classrooms.  This course aims to help you reflect on the types of questions you ask in class and look at practical ways in w...

Asking and answering higher order questions - the goal of all classrooms.

REMOVING LOW LEVEL DISRUPTION IN THE BLENDED LEARNING CLASSROOM

Undoubtedly one of the biggest sources of frustration and stress for teachers can be low-level disruption in the classroom. This can reveal itself in many ways and all teachers know that teaching can be so much more rewarding when this issue is overcome. This course will share the necessary approaches and strategies required in order to reduce the incidences of low-level disruption.   Understand the importance of being ‘pre-emptive...

Learn the strategies to address low-level disruption in blended & offline scenarios

RE-VISITING & RE-THINKING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Professor Dylan Wiliam has noted that he believes some of the central messages behind AfL have been lost. This timely course will offer loads of strategies, tips and ideas to ensure that classroom formative assessment practices are the most effective they can be.   Re-consider the essential emphasis of formative assessment Explore the idea of ‘responsive teaching’ to get to the heart of quality formative assessment practice ...

Online Course

DEVELOPING QUESTIONING IN THE CLASSROOM

For many teachers questioning techniques remains one of the more undeveloped aspects of their teaching repertoire. This session will explore a range of strategies and approaches to improving the quality of questioning in the classroom.   Plan for ‘when’ and ‘how’ quality questions should be asked Different types of questioning techniques for different transition points within lessons Understand the real purpose ...

Online Course

GROWTH MINDSET - STRATEGIES THAT MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

Whilst there has been tremendous fanfare around Growth Mindset, what is less clear is what are the ‘nuts and bolts’ strategies that teachers need to employ to ‘shift’ the mindsets of their pupils? This course will provide those plus lots more!  Identify the 5 key teaching approaches that support creating a growth mindset Consider when it is and isn’t appropriate to develop a growth mindset Identify other as...

Online Course

TEACHING VERY ABLE CHILDREN – A TOOLKIT OF SIX KEY TEACHING APPROACHES

Teaching very able children presents unique challenges for the teacher as they have to adapt their teaching repertoire to support pupils with needs that the mainstream classroom doesn’t present. This session will showcase the six key strategies needed to meet the needs of very able children.   Identify the 6 key teaching approaches to support very able learners Demonstrate the ‘how’ for these key strategies Offer lots...

Online Course

METACOGNITION - A GUIDED TOUR FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS

The benefits of metacognition and self-regulation are popular leadership topics of conversation.  This course will aim to explain metacognition and self-regulation in simple terms, and inspire you help your pupils to become active learner’s in their lessons.  The sessions will use talk as a basis for learners to construct meaning and become partners in their learning journey.   All our 3-hour online workshops include: ...

Gain a Clear Understanding of Metacognition and Self Regulation

COACHING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

A growing number of schools are beginning to use coaching techniques with their students in order to boost well-being, as well as academic performance. Framing feedback through coaching gives students ownership of their learning and empowers them in their own development. Training students as coaches also has a positive effect on both the students doing the coaching and those they coach....

Develop student autonomy, self-confidence & academic performance through coaching

COACHING: MAKING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PERSONAL

Do you want to implement an approach to professional development with proven impact? Do you want your teachers to develop their confidence, independence & effectiveness? Do you want to improve your own performance as a leader? Coaching has already had an enormous impact in many schools across the UK, USA and Australia. Through a carefully deployed combination of questioning, active listening, appropriate challenge and when needed, prac...

Discover how a culture of coaching in your school can transform outcomes

PRIORITISING STAFF WELLBEING DURING TURBULENT TIMES

Teaching can be the most rewarding, yet also the most challenging of professions, particularly during times of uncertainty like the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time, educators have been experiencing greater anxiety, stress, and exhaustion than ever before.  If we want our educators not just to survive but to thrive - both personally and professionally - schools must become places in which they are able to flourish and inspire. During th...

Helping you, and those you work with, to develop everyday strategies to cope with change and uncertainty

FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE 21ST CENTURY: PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Along with a large proportion of the human race, many students have a fear of public speaking; yet this skill, perhaps above all others, has the potential to make young people stand out amongst their peers. In this course delegates will learn practical strategies for teaching presentational talk skills, as well as discover tips for developing student confidence.   The session is delivered by a previous Director of Education at the English-...

Learn techniques to improve your students' confidence and effectiveness as presentational speakers

REBUILDING STUDENT CONFIDENCE IN ENGLISH

Is your classroom an environment in which students are ready to learn again? Do your students feel apprehensive? Would you benefit from more strategies to ensure confident and effective learning? Following time away from face-to-face learning, some students are not as confident as they oncewere, and the return to the classroom has been a daunting experience. This lack of confidenceholds students back and impedes the learning process. This...

Promoting Self-Esteem After Absence

IMPROVING STUDENTS’ NARRATIVE WRITING

Do your students struggle to find interesting storylines? Do their stories tend to be a bit pedestrian? Would you benefit from more narrative writing teaching ideas?   Having spent a long time away from the regular classroom, some students are finding extendedwriting quite a challenge! Not all have found their imagination set alight during lockdown, andfanning the flames again requires some impactful stimulation. This one-hour cours...

Bringing the Stories to Life!

10 STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISH

Do some of your students struggle with key components of writing? Do they lack confidence when putting pen to paper? Would you benefit from exploring further strategies to use with these students? Some of our students have returned to school having spent a long time not engaged in any writing. This one-hour course offers 10 practical strategies which will promote confidence and will helpstudents to move on from simple responses.   ...

Boosting the Basics!

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