Inspirational Teaching Strategies

PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS FOR EXCEPTIONAL EXAM PERFORMANCE AT GCSE & A LEVEL

Practical Retention, Retrieval and Revision Strategies
About this course

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 science of the teenage brain and introduces a range of practical, immediately implementable teaching and revision strategies to help students RETAIN knowledge, REVISE efficiently and RECALL the information in exams.

Course Outcomes:
  • Discover how educators can harness the ‘plasticity’ of the teenage brain to improve knowledge retention and exam performance
  • Examine classroom practice and whole-school strategies which optimise neural health, knowledge retention and effective revision and recall for your students
  • Synthesise the research evidence on effective revision practices with the practical experience of how to embed best practice in your classroom and your school
  • Acquire a variety of practical activities and resources to share with students, parents and colleagues to ensure knowledge ‘sticks’ with your students
Course Outline:
Session 1: True Metacognition: Memory, Knowledge & the Teenage Brain

The essence of metacognition: how do we learn and remember? From neuroscience to cognitive psychology

Plasticity, Neurotransmitters and ’The Semantic Explicit’ or ‘how the teenage brain works’

‘Me and My Brain’ - an effective whole-school approach to improving neural health and metacognition

Practical, proven strategies to develop anyone’s memory: teachers, students and parents

Session 2: Making Knowledge Stick: curriculum design and classroom practice

The Rise of the Knowledge Curriculum: theory into policy and practice

Retrieval Practice and Spaced Learning in the curriculum and the classroom

‘Six the Sticks’: practical classroom strategies to ensure the most important knowledge is retained

Assessment design and marking strategies to ensure maximum retention and recall

Session 3: Practically Perfect Revision: synthesising research, evidence and experience

The ‘Four Rs’ for Students: Retain, Retrieve, Revise, Repeat

School-wide approaches to revision and recall - where, when and how to start

Ineffective ‘Bamboo’ Revision and how to avoid it

The 10 most effective revision practices and how to sell them to your students

Wendy Imperato

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Mary Chapman

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“This was a well-shaped and useful course that focussed firstly on the science of memory and then allowed time for how this translates in the classroom. Dave was engaging, enthused and very experienced. Thank you!”

Teacher , Portsmouth Grammar School
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“This course was excellent - highly informative, with up-to-date research used throughout. David has an enormous amount of experience and is highly inspirational.”

Teacher , Worcester Sixth Form College
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“An absolutely excellent session - very relevant in today's educational climate. Lots of practical advice for both classroom and whole-school practice. Superb.”

Head of Department , Outwood Grange Academy
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Absolutely fascinating - started with scientific evidence and information about how our brains work to build on memory and incorporated a huge amount of practical ideas to use in the classroom.”

Teacher , Bolton School Girls' Division
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Outstanding training with the ideal balance of research-based evidence and practical ideas for next-day implementation in the classroom. Invaluable ideas for whole-school use.”

Head of Department , Radnor House

Highly informative and presented in an engaging personal style. I feel energised and inspired to implement these ideas asap.

Teacher , Sittingbourne Community College

The course has been really helpful and gave me lots of hints and tips which will feed into my teaching and will provide lots of discussion/thinking points for the department as a whole. The trainer was excellent - clear, interesting and open to questions. There was a nice balance of trainer-led input and paired/group discussion and it's given me lots to think about and implement.

Second in Department , Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

High-quality resources and ideas shared by an experienced practitioner who delivered a great session that I found invaluable and totally relevant to my subject area.

Teacher , Parklands Academy
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