The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups. 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.
Strategies for improving the quality of teacher questions
Techniques for improving the number and quality of student questions
Ensuring universal student engagement
Ways of supporting students in ‘learning how to learn’
Using thinking skills to improve independence and challenge
Metacognition - practical ideas for the classroom
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
Am I missing anything? Managing the anxiety of multimedia
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