Inspirational Teaching Strategies


Increasing pupil's autonomy to create self motivated learners who can catch up in thier learning
About this course

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 sustained effort." Covid 19 Support Guide for Schools 2020

Across the country there has been a wide spread difference in the educational experiences of pupils during school closure.  It will be a long, well planned journey before all pupils return to their starting points.  One of the impacts of time out of the classroom, has been on pupil's abilities to work independently and engage with deeper learning opportunities.  This course will include time to explore metacognition, identified by the EEF as making up to 7 months difference in learning for a very low cost.   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 that can not only think for themselves but also work together! The day will be packed with a raft of practical ideas to promote autonomous thought and collaboration.  


All our 3-hour online workshops include: 
  • practical classroom-ready ideas and resources
  • small group size to facilitate interaction and full engagement
  • group/pair work and discussion with the tutor
  • pdf of the course booklet 

Course Outline:
Teacher Talk and Questioning Skills

Strategies for improving the quality of teacher questions in the context of visual literacy

Techniques for improving the number and quality of student questions

Ensuring universal student engagement

Increasing Student Independence and Adding Greater Challenge to Lessons

Ways of supporting students in ‘learning how to learn’

Using thinking skills to improve independence and challenge

Metacognition - practical ideas for the classroom

Multi-tasking – the sad truth

What do we really mean by multi-tasking and can it really be done?

Prioritisation: can we really teach it to our student

Choosing one thing and doing it right. Exploring the idea of deeper thinking

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787


£150 + VAT (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) BOOK NOW
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787