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.

CREATING INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

Shifting the emphasis of learning towards students becoming more independent and more willing to work harder than their teacher is never going to be easy.  But this course will attempt to aid the process by going through the stages needed to be successful. It will be tailored to your requirements on the day and will be hands-on and interactive.We will explore the very nature of motivation and how to improve it. We will look at why students l...

Transforming the way students learn, progress and achieve

PRACTICAL STEPS TO HIGH-QUALITY DIFFERENTIATION

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 rather than a ‘bolt on’ gesture? There is no question that differentiation as an issue crops up time and again as an area requiring continu...

Re-think your whole approach to challenging all pupils

STRETCH AND CHALLENGE YOUR MOST ABLE STUDENTS

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 creativity rather than form filling and ticking boxes? In addition to examining issues of provision for your most able students, this course will explore prac...

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

CUTTING EDGE AFL TECHNIQUES TO RAISE ACADEMIC STANDARDS

It may be time to review your current assessment for learning practices in order to ensure they are as effective as possible. This course will present a complete, up-to-date system of assessment for learning and explain how to embed it into all teaching and learning.Key features of this workshop include the importance of teacher–student dialogue, having a toolkit of marking strategies and understanding an evolving AfL system as the student ...

Identifying and embracing the latest and most effective AfL strategies

SPOON FEED NO MORE - IMPROVING CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE

Do you feel that your classroom is often a place where pupils come to watch you work? Do you feel that too many of your pupils take the easy way out and always demand your help? Do you want a return to good old-fashioned teaching instead of tick-lists and buzzwords?   If you are looking for buzzwords, jargon and excuses for underachievement, please move on. If you are looking for a truly inspirational course that's been proven to deliver...

Remove pupil dependency by teaching with creativity and flair

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

How confident are you that the questioning skills of both teachers and pupils are as strong as they could be? Has improving feedback been raised as an area for improvement in a recent school inspection? Do you want to do more to improve the quality of your pupils’ thinking skills to ensure that they are truly independent learners? The ‘Big Four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the main-stay of outstand...

The practical guide to developing questioning skills, effective feedback, student independence and ensuring greater challenge

THE NON-TICK BOX GUIDE TO OUTSTANDING TEACHING

Are you preparing for a forthcoming Performance Management Lesson Observation? Do you want to check that you are on the right lines? Do you want a course that will demonstrate what Outstanding lessons look like? This updated course features easy-to-apply ideas for busy teachers who want practical and proven teaching strategies guaranteed to impress any observer. Manageable, high-impact ideas that work across all key stages and ability ranges w...

Add flair and inspiration not dullness and perspiration to your teaching

SPOON FEED NO MORE – IMPROVING CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY

A totally practical demonstration of the teaching strategies that yield the best results.   Based upon the highly acclaimed book 'Spoon Feed No More' by Steve Chapman, Steve Garnett & Alan Jervis, this 100% practical course is delivered in the unique hands-on Dragonfly way that all three personally developed. The emphasis will be on presenting exciting yet academically rigorous teaching strategies that have been proven to work, and get...

If you want to stretch and challenge your pupils without running yourself into the ground, please join us!

A MASTER CLASS IN INDEPENDENT LEARNING

Shifting the emphasis of learning towards students becoming more independent and more willing to work harder than their teacher is never going to be easy.  But this course will attempt to aid the process by going through the stages needed to be successful. It will be tailored to your requirements on the day and will be hands-on and interactive. We will explore the very nature of motivation and how to improve it. We will look at why students...

Transforming the way students learn, progress and achieve

THE WRITEKEY

Would you like to know how to instil a love of writing in even the most reluctant of pupils? Would you like to improve pupils' creative writing and literacy skills through a range of stimulating, dynamic and focused activities? Would you like to help your pupils achieve standards of written work, several years above their actual level - in one day?   The WriteKey can do all of this, and more. Delivered to schools across the UK and globa...

The new sector leading approach to improving reading, writing, literacy and creative writing

FROM GOOD TO GREAT: OUTSTANDING SECONDARY TEACHING

This course provides a treasure chest full of realistic lesson ideas that can be tailored to fit your teaching. This is a totally practical workshop dedicated to outstanding teaching strategies. The course will visit best practice from Literacy Strategy, Active Learning, Enquiry Based Learning, Assessment for Learning, Dynamic Learning and Thinking Skills. The course will provide ideas for most scenarios of learning. It will include mysteries to...

A variety of powerful approaches to learning that can be implemented with the minimum of teacher preparation time

20 INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING TECHNIQUES (PRIMARY)

This workshop concentrates on strategies to improve the teaching and learning of primary school children. The course will focus on both iPad supported learning and outstanding lessons without tablet technology. Details of some powerful apps to stretch and challenge will be demonstrated. Delegates will engage with some active learning techniques to improve primary aged student’s motivation and boost learning. This course is suitable for both...

High Impact ideas you can use tomorrow

CREATIVITY AND LEARNING (EARLY YEARS)

This course is for Early Years practitioners who want to develop their passion for child centered learning where children will thrive and make progress.  If you firmly believe that early education should hold inquiry, exploration and hands on experiences at its heart this is for you.  Is your vision for your setting that your pupils should be confident and self-motivated who will be ready to access the next stage of their learning? ...

Developing Learning Potential Through Creativity

CREATE & INSPIRE: THE CHILD-CENTRED EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

This course is for Early Years practitioners who want to develop their passion for child centered learning where children will thrive and make progress. If you firmly believe that early education should hold inquiry, exploration and hands on experiences at its heart this is for you. Is your vision for your setting that your pupils should be confident and self-motivated who will be ready to access the next stage of their learning? Join us to explo...

Developing Learning Potential Through Creativity

AWE & WONDER: THE EARLY YEARS CLASSROOM

Do you want the inspiration to create the moments that make children sigh with happiness? Are you looking for inspiration for your setting? Do you yearn to hear more of the excited bubble of happy children immersed in learning? Would a host of practical ideas empower you to plan for your children and leave Google behind? This exciting course is rich in practical ideas that you can use to inspire your children the very next day. It cove...

Keeping Learning Personal and Reaching Our Goals

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 lo...

The Sensational New Primary Course Specially Designed to Meet all the Emotional Health Criteria

PLAY THERAPY: THE ESSENTIAL TOOLKIT (TWO DAY COURSE)

It can be said that “the most unlovable child is the child who needs the most love” – a statement which will ring true to most early years and primary school teachers, who often find themselves in the position of having to teach some children who seem unable or unwilling to learn.  The most important adult in a child’s life is typically his or her parent, the second most important is usually that child’s teacher...

A Toolkit for Early Years and Primary School Teachers

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

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, are doing most of the work in lessons?   The lessons that have that ‘X factor’ are ones in which the students are not passive classr...

Creating the ‘X Factor’ Through Students Doing the Work Themselves!

9-1 GCSES: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE TO IMPROVE MEMORY, RETENTION AND RECALL FOR THE 'KNOWLEDGE EXAMS'.

Can your students retain the huge amount of information they need to succeed in their new-style 'knowledge exams'? Is your school adapting teaching strategies and revision practices to ensure students recall that information in high-stakes exams? Do you want a range of immediately implementable strategies which guarantee improved performance in 'knowledge exams'?   This course, for teachers and leaders at all levels, explains the scien...

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Memory, Practise and Revision for the New ‘Knowledge-Exams’

WHAT MATTERS MOST? HIGH IMPACT PRIMARY PRACTICE

This fascinating course will explore the latest evidence-based research findings on Primary education. Saving you time, we have synthesized the research and will outline which classroom practices really add value to pupil learning. By studying the evidence - and considering how we can adopt them in a context sensitive manner - delegates will upgrade their thinking and will leave the course with a toolkit of practical and ...

What does the evidence tell us about what works in Primary teaching?

STRETCH & CHALLENGE: DEVELOPING ABLE AND TALENTED CHILDREN (PRIMARY)

Running a high-functioning classroom, in which More Able and Talented pupils thrive, involves significant teacher expertise, knowledge and skill. This course brings together some of the most powerful concepts in education to provide delegates with the essential insights and practical tools required to ensure that their More Able and Talented children reach - or even better...

Provide skills and tools to make your more able pupils thrive

CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT: THE TOOLS & HABITS OF OUTSTANDING TEACHERS

This course will share the habits, techniques and tools which lead to consistently excellent classroom practice.  We will identify what excellent pedagogy is and how it can be habitually attained, without additional workload. We will examine which routines you should have in place in your classroom to enhance learning, and to improve the wellbeing of you and the children. You will learn how to create productively fun learning ...

The tools, habits and practices of 'excellent' teachers

A REALIST'S GUIDE TO STRETCHING AND CHALLENGING YOUR MOST ABLE STUDENTS

This course will provide teaching ideas to challenge and excite your most able students in order to maintain their motivation in lessons. This course explores cutting-edge strategies for extending the most able in a mixed ability classroom. The focus will be on providing successful strategies for engaging with the more able rather than simply identifying them. Delegates will consider techniques that encourage creativity, exploration and the devel...

Extend, engage and enrich high achievers in any subject area

MAXIMISING PUPIL INDEPENDENCE (EARLY YEARS AND KEY STAGE 1)

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 progress over time look no further. This course is aimed at teachers who want to promote a class full of independent thinkers.  A student body tha...

Mastering the Curriculum to Meet the Needs of Your Children

‘NO PASSENGERS PERMITTED’: ENGAGING ALL LEARNERS IN A PRIMARY CLASSROOM

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, are doing most of the work in lessons? The lessons that have that ‘X Factor’ are ones in which the students are not passive classroom pass...

Creating the ‘X Factor’ Through Students Doing the Work Themselves

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF MASTERY ASSESSMENT TO PRIMARY AGED STUDENTS

Do you want to understand how to use mastery assessment with your primary school children?   Do you want to see how to link successful teaching strategies to the mastery methodology? Would you like to see the mastery approach applied to different curricular areas? Do you want to know how to apply differentiation to mastery assessment?   The National Curriculum now identifies the depth of learning for primary aged students as a key ...

A Practical Workshop on the Depth of Learning Across the Curriculum

UPBEAT - AN INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING CHOIRS, ENSEMBLES AND ORCHESTRAS

Most musicians don't start off with an intention to conduct, but many find themselves called upon to step up onto the rostrum. This course, led by the conductor and researcher, Chris Gayford, will equip you with the essential skills you need. Chris has over 30 year’s experience, working with professional and amateur musicians and running conducting courses. He's studied with some of the world's leading teachers and developed his own unique ...

The Sensational New Course Delivered by one of the UK’s Top Conductors, Christopher Gayford

REMEMBER, REMEMBER - HOW TO BUILD AND USE A MEMORY PALACE

Memory palaces have been used since antiquity as powerful tools for storing information in long-term memory. All memory champions use them in order to perform staggering feats, but the good news is that anyone can learn to use the techniques that they employ. With the recent change of emphasis away from coursework towards more traditional exams, students are under increased pressure to develop memory skills. This course can be delivered as stand...

How to Develop an Outstanding Memory

BRINGING THE CURRICULUM TO LIFE THROUGH CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL DANCE IN EYFS & KEY STAGE1

Do you need help with ideas to deliver exciting and engaging creative educational dance lessons in Early Years and KS 1? Do you need practical ideas for progression and raising attainment? Would you like to know how to effectively differentiate creative tasks for pupils? Would you like to know the secret formula for delivering fun creative and cross-curricular dance lessons the stress-free way?   If your answer was yes to any of ...

Use Your PE & Sports Premium Funding to Give Your Staff Access to this Groundbreaking CPD

BRINGING THE CURRICULUM TO LIFE THROUGH CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL DANCE IN KEY STAGE 2

Do you need help with ideas to deliver exciting and engaging creative educational dance lessons in Key Stage 2? Do you need practical ideas for progression and raising attainment? Would you like to know how to effectively differentiate creative tasks for pupils? Would you like to know the secret formula for delivering fun creative and cross-curricular dance lessons the stress-free way?   If your answer was yes to any of the above, th...

Use Your PE & Sports Premium Funding to Give Your Staff Access to this Groundbreaking CPD

WOW DANCE DAYS EARLY YEARS TO KEY STAGE 3

Do your staff need help with ideas to deliver exciting and engaging creative educational dance lessons? Would your staff benefit from observing their own classes being taught a dance lesson by a specialist PE/Dance (AST) Teacher?   ‘ BRINGING THE CURRICULUM TO LIFE THROUGH CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL DANCE ‘   Each day is bespoke to each individual school and educational establishment. Schools decide which classes/ year gr...

Outstanding Creative Educational Dance Lessons Delivered In School

SPAG FOR PRIMARY

This course is a must for any school experiencing staff worries over the new expectations of SPaG in primary. Although we all read, write and communicate in English, SPaG can often turn educators off. Perhaps we were taught in a different way when we were in school or perhaps it is something that we have not practiced in a long time? This course is here to take out the fear and return the fun into teaching this element of the curriculum. SPaG do...

Take Out the Fear and Return the Fun into Teaching this Element of the Curriculum

MAXIMISING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Supporting the Engagement of Adolescents in the Classroom As teachers, we know what engagement in the classroom looks like. Our students know what it feels like to be engaged in their learning. But, according to research, and as with so many things, students and teachers don’t agree on what results in engagement. Teachers think engagement come from pedagogy, curriculum, appropriate streaming/setting and from challenge.  Students say ...

From Pastoral Care to Improved Pedagogy

INSPIRATION FOR KEY STAGE ONE TEACHERS

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?...

Mastering the Curriculum to Meet the Needs of Your Children

EARLY YEARS – PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN ACTION

This course will celebrate the core philosophy of Early Years. By focusing on the Characteristics of Learning we will explore the daily provision in your setting.  We will explore effective continuous provision and planning and investigate how to develop the role of the adult helping to make your setting rich in purposeful talk....

Keeping Learning Personal and Reaching Our Goals

INSPIRE, READ, WRITE

Are your class writing less than they did in Y1? Are they struggling with content or just don’t know what to write? Has SPAG overtaken the flow? Is the ‘editing and improving stage’ like a tug of war?   Answer yes to any of the above and this course is for you! Working with schools across the country, the same conversations are had in each SLT meeting, classroom and staffroom. How are we ever going to raise standards ...

Raising Standards Through Engaging Reluctant Learners

();:/-&@ - HOW TO GET AND HOLD PEOPLE'S ATTENTION

The greatest challenge facing a teacher is to get and then hold their pupils’ attention. Traditionally, iron discipline, backed up by corporal punishment was the standard procedure. As the profession has (thankfully) evolved, teachers have searched for new ways to attract and sustain attention. This course is an introduction to an exciting new approach, which explores how our emotions influence attention, and how emotion needs to be at the ...

How to get - and hold - people's attention

SEARCH COURSES
LET’S TALK...