Inspirational Teaching Strategies


Creating the ‘X Factor’ Through Students Doing the Work Themselves!
About this course

Would you like to create a dynamic, active learning environment where all students are both engaged and extended?

Do you want to develop resilient students who work equally well independently or collaboratively?

Has an inspection team ever commented that the teachers, rather than your students, are doing most of the work in lessons?


The lessons that have that ‘X factor’ are ones in which the students are not passive classroom passengers but are active learners, motivated to work independently or collaboratively and extend themselves as far as they can. This course shows you how this can be achieved.

Course Outcomes:
  • Discover ways to prevent your students from becoming passengers in lessons
  • Learn how to set up lessons where the students work a lot harder than they have done before!
  • Receive practical, down-to-earth advice, tips and teaching techniques that have been proven to work
  • Gain a fuller understanding of how buzz words, jargon and excuses for underachievement, hinder rather than help the profession
Course Outline:
Building Blocks

'Setting up’ a lesson – rules, routines and rituals that really work

New ideas for old favourites – lets not reinvent the wheel

Making it stick – with proof! – global evidence actually utilised

On-going revision and constant reinforcement

Fully Engaged: A Practical Guide

Student-set success criteria that are explicit but not restrictive

Creating a climate for learning: what can we do to help and what we shouldn’t

No passengers allowed

The best questioning techniques….ever

Tips, Tricks and Techniques

The fail-safe lesson template that really works

Enriching your curriculum with flair, creativity and yes…content

The very best practice in AfL

Creating effective learning habits that learners can keep for the rest of their lives

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787


Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“Very useful strategies, easy to apply in the classroom. Very entertaining educator, enjoyable session. One of the best I've attended.”

Head of Science , The British International School of Istanbul

This is an excellent course. The presenter has wonderful subject knowledge and uses language to hook and engage the listener, in turn, making us active learners.

Teacher , Dolphin School

Very engaging with lots of great lesson ideas. It was great to try out activities and discuss with colleagues. Also good recommendations by Francis on the use of different apps and resources.

Teacher , North Beckton Primary School

Without a doubt one of the best practical courses I have attended for a very long time. Thank you.

Head of Learning Enrichment , Northwood College

This was an excellent course with a plethora of activities that I can take back into the classroom tomorrow. The presenter was enthusiastic, well prepared and very helpful.

English Teacher , Ipswich High School

At last - a presentation that kept me awake and engaging throughout! Aaron was dynamic, humorous and knowledgeable.

Subject Leader , Queen's College

One of the best courses I've attended in a long time. Enjoyed practical activities and best of all teachers may take away ideas and tips and implement them immediately. Looking forward to the impact of the course on teaching and learning in the classroom.

Headteacher , Queen's College