Inspirational Teaching Strategies

PRACTICAL STEPS TO HIGH-QUALITY DIFFERENTIATION

Re-think your whole approach to challenging all pupils
About this course

Do you want to know what ‘adaptive teaching’ is and how it could revolutionise your approach to differentiation?

Do you want to know how to implement classroom-based strategies that challenge and support all pupils?

Do you want to see differentiation as integral to quality teaching rather than a ‘bolt on’ gesture?

There is no question that differentiation as an issue crops up time and again as an area requiring continued development in schools – hundreds of Inspection reports tell us this. It is also true that it is often seen as impossible to differentiate effectively for all pupils! However, by re-thinking what it actually is and by re-thinking what we do in the classroom it becomes possible to differentiate in a way that is both highly effective and highly sustainable.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand an approach to differentiation that is based on the model of ‘adaptive teaching’
  • Experience classroom based scenarios that allow differentiation to happen
  • Discover how to ensure the strategies pass the ‘acid test’ for differentiation: are all pupils appropriately challenged?
  • Feel enthused and energised with increased confidence in your ability to differentiate for all
Course Outline:
Brief Overview of Main Approaches to Differentiation

Effective prior knowledge of pupils through 'soft' and 'hard' data

Effective lesson-ready tasks

Blooms - a whole new twist that will really impress

Five Ws of differentiation

Process

Visual stimuli for all

VAK re-evaluated and placed within current educational research

Literacy issues - some realistic whole school approaches

Making use of e-tutorials

Product

Choice: when and where to offer it

Inclusion lists that work

Thinking maps: a modern spin on this educational stalwart

Supporting writing

Wendy Imperato

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Steve took great trouble to understand our requirements and then delivered an utterly practical hands on session with very much up-to-date ideas and insights. Staff were highly engaged and responsive; a sign of a terrific INSET. Many Thanks.

Deputy Head , Cothill House School

It was a truly informative session. This course definately helps me in managing my class better. Thank you!

Primary Homeroom Teacher , Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University

"Once again, excellent and practical ideas to use within the classroom that work for all curriculum areas."

Deputy Head , St John Lloyd RC School

"Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Enthusiastically delivered and presented. Many practical ideas demonstrated and modelled. Thank you for your time and great inset session."

Head of Music / Ass Head , St John Lloyd RC School

Very Refreshing! Good ideas and plenty of thinking time allowed, to adapt the activities to our own subject.

Subject leader , King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

"Really enjoyed the course - engaging and fun. Thanks."

Assistant Head , Brambletye School

"Alan was really engaging and clearly had a thorough knowledge of teaching strategies - really practical help. Understood our pupils' needs. Ultimately I feel very confident about differentiation now - it actually makes sense - so thank you. It was excellent to see so many pre-prepared materials."

Head of Drama , Blackheath High School Senior (GDST)
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