Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Evidence-based practice to optimise performance in high-achieving students
About this course

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


Can Cognitive Behavioural Group-Coaching (CBC), frequently used on promising executives to increase leadership skills, be used with Secondary School students to optimise performance and reduce patterns of procrastination? The answer to that is yes, it can!

CBC is an extremely effective and evidence-based method for reducing unhelpful perfectionism, procrastination and performance anxiety often seen in students, thus leading to enhanced performance and well-being.

Given the pressure to achieve that our students face, would you like the teachers at your school to be trained in the principles of CBC and how to use it effectively with outstanding results in this highly practical one-day course?


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:
  • Acquire a wide range of cutting-edge strategies to promote more flexible thinking in your students
  • Learn how to use CBC in group sessions to optimise results and outcome
  • Understand how evidence-based CBC is used to change and replace frequently occurring faulty cognitions and promote well-being
  • Explore and master the key principles of CBC helping your students to increase self-regulation and resilience and combat procrastination, perfectionism and self-handicapping behaviours
  • Utilise tried and tested scientific techniques to help optimise students’ true potential by reducing the gap between actual and desired performance
Course Outline:
Session 1: The Principles of CBC

The research behind evidence-based CBC – a whistle-stop tour

Having the right mindset: focusing on future opportunities, not past mistakes

What are self-handicapping behaviours in our students? Identifying key traits

Back to Socratic questions and empirical testing: usefulness, evidence, logic

Session 2: Teachers as Coaches: Implementing Cutting-Edge Techniques

Reshaping ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) and turning PITs into PETs (Performance Interfering… to Performance Enhancing Thoughts)

Mastering the SPACE, GROW and ABCDE models

Practical Performance Enhancing Thinking that really works

Procrastinate no more

Session 3: Bridging the Gap: Ways to Promote Key Strengths

Seligman’s Positive Psychology approach in the classroom/coaching session

Developing Students’ Signature Strengths

Raising Awareness and Reducing Performance Anxiety

Mastering progressive relaxation techniques

Wendy Imperato

[email protected]

029 2071 1787


£180 + VAT (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) BOOK NOW
Mary Chapman

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+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“This was the best course I have ever been on: so useful with a real toolkit of resources I can use with my pupils. Very inspirational - Pepita was fantastic and really inspired me.”

Assistant Headteacher , Reigate Grammar School

A really great course - it has given me confidence in what I have been doing as well as what I want to do. Really engaging content - I have come away super-enthused and full of practical ideas.

Head of Department , Copthorne Prep School

I would highly recommend this course: the content was extremely useful and targeted. I feel I have learnt a lot from this version and am leaving well-equipped to implement these strategies. Pepita clearly knew what she was talking about and her advice was invaluable.

Teacher , James Allen's Girls' School

A fantastically detailed course with the content very well delivered. A super day - thank you!

Head of School , The Archer Academy