Inspirational Teaching Strategies

A MASTER CLASS IN INDEPENDENT LEARNING

Transforming the way students learn, progress and achieve
About this course

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 learn to be dependent and how we can coax them into taking responsibility for their own learning. The outcome of which will see students self-motivated to progress, achieve and excel.

Course Outcomes:
  • Enable teachers to understand the benefits and barriers to learners becoming independent
  • Offer strategies to increase the independence of students
  • Introduce effective and beneficial ideas for making your students work harder than you
  • Provide a totally hands-on day to allow you to confidently put into practice what has been learned the very next day
Course Outline:
Session 1: Principles of Independence and Motivation

The benefits of independent learning and strategies

What is motivation?

Why do some of our students lack the motivation to be independent?

Effective strategies for motivating

Session 2: Getting Students to Take Responsibility for Their Learning

Inspiring students to take responsibility

Learning styles and independent learning

Changing the classroom culture

Dealing with parents who don't understand

Session 3: Showing Progress

Self and peer assessment strategies that work

Simple and free ICT tools to aid independent learning

Formulating an effective strategy timeline

Plenary

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
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