Inspirational Teaching Strategies

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

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 development of ideas.

In addition to examining issues of provision for your most able students, this course will explore practical classroom approaches to meet their needs in a mixed ability setting. The strategies will challenge and stretch every student. Delegates will leave the course with a host of new ideas they can use tomorrow with the minimum of teacher preparation time required.

 



Course Outcomes:
  • Identify challenging pedagogies for the most able and tailor them to individual delegates
  • Explore and discuss practical strategies for stretching the highest achievers
  • Discuss ideas and strategies for embedding thinking skills into students’ learning
  • Provide numerous techniques for maintaining the motivation and improvement of the most able
Course Outline:
Session 1: Most Able Students in a Mixed Ability Setting

Ideas to stretch the most able in a mixed ability setting

A variety of pedagogies to challenge the most able

Stimulating higher order thinking

Practical approaches to realistic differentiation

Session 2: Embedding Provision Across the Faculties

Ideas to enrich the curriculum

Strategies to promote creativity

Models to embed thinking skills

Lesson plans for the most able

Session 3: Creating an Outstanding Provision

Enrichment activities to augment the curriculum

Raising the bar for the most able

Teacher expectations

Latest research on teaching the most able

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“The course was very informative with a great balance between educational theory, practical tasks and time for reflection. We have all been left wanting more and looking forward to implementing the new ideas in our own teaching.”

Sarah Styles - Headteacher , St Hilda's Preparatory School
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