Inspirational Teaching Strategies


About this course

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.


In these unprecedented times, most pupils are engaged in some form of home-learning. But as schools prepare to resume, educators are faced with a whole new set of challenges:

  • Where are the gaps in home-learning and where do we begin the curriculum when school resume?
  • How do we assess the depth and breadth of the students’ home-learning, and how effectively it can be recalled?
  • What can we do to make our teaching and curriculum effective and efficient so students are prepared to make rapid and sustained learning gains?


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 Outcomes:
  • Discover how teachers can effectively assess the success and retention of home-learning when classes resume
  • Develop efficient classroom practice and whole-school strategies which optimise neural health, knowledge retention and effective learning for your students
  • Synthesise the evidence on effective learning and retention 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 learning and knowledge ‘sticks’
Course Outline:
RESUME: Whole-school approach for successfully re-engaging learners

Wellbeing first— harnessing urgency but avoiding stress

Metacognition - how do we learn and remember? From neuroscience to cognitive psychology

Assessing home-learning—how much has been learned and retained.

RETAIN: Making learning stick

Practical, proven strategies to improve memory and retention for teachers, students and parents

Retrieval Practice and Spaced Learning as we return the curriculum and the classroom

Questioning and assessment practice which ensure learning is secure

REFINE: The most efficient and effective approaches to revision and recall

Synthesising research, evidence and experience to optimise exam readiness in your school

Revision—where, when and how to start, and how to sell it to your students

The self-regulated learner—the most effective self-study methods and techniques

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787