Inspirational Teaching Strategies

PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS FOR EXCEPTIONAL EXAM PERFORMANCE AT GCSE & A LEVEL

Practical Retention, Retrieval and Revision Strategies
About this course

Can your students retain the huge amount of information they need to succeed in their new-style 'knowledge exams'?

Is your school adapting teaching strategies and revision practices to ensure students recall that information in high-stakes exams?

Do you want a range of immediately implementable strategies which guarantee improved performance in 'knowledge exams'?

 

This course, for teachers and leaders at all levels, explains the science of the teenage brain and introduces a range of practical, immediately implementable teaching and revision strategies to help students RETAIN knowledge, REVISE efficiently and RECALL the information in exams.

Course Outcomes:
  • Discover how educators can harness the ‘plasticity’ of the teenage brain to improve knowledge retention and exam performance
  • Examine classroom practice and whole-school strategies which optimise neural health, knowledge retention and effective revision and recall for your students
  • Synthesise the research evidence on effective revision practices 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 knowledge ‘sticks’ with your students
Course Outline:
Session 1: True Metacognition: Memory, Knowledge & the Teenage Brain

The essence of metacognition: how do we learn and remember? From neuroscience to cognitive psychology

Plasticity, Neurotransmitters and ’The Semantic Explicit’ or ‘how the teenage brain works’

‘Me and My Brain’ - an effective whole-school approach to improving neural health and metacognition

Practical, proven strategies to develop anyone’s memory: teachers, students and parents

Session 2: Making Knowledge Stick: curriculum design and classroom practice

The Rise of the Knowledge Curriculum: theory into policy and practice

Retrieval Practice and Spaced Learning in the curriculum and the classroom

‘Six the Sticks’: practical classroom strategies to ensure the most important knowledge is retained

Assessment design and marking strategies to ensure maximum retention and recall

Session 3: Practically Perfect Revision: synthesising research, evidence and experience

The ‘Four Rs’ for Students: Retain, Retrieve, Revise, Repeat

School-wide approaches to revision and recall - where, when and how to start

Ineffective ‘Bamboo’ Revision and how to avoid it

The 10 most effective revision practices and how to sell them to your students

Wendy Imperato

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Mary Chapman

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“An absolutely excellent session - very relevant in today's educational climate. Lots of practical advice for both classroom and whole-school practice. Superb.”

Head of Department , Outwood Grange Academy
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Absolutely fascinating - started with scientific evidence and information about how our brains work to build on memory and incorporated a huge amount of practical ideas to use in the classroom.”

Teacher , Bolton School Girls' Division
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Outstanding training with the ideal balance of research-based evidence and practical ideas for next-day implementation in the classroom. Invaluable ideas for whole-school use.”

Head of Department , Radnor House
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“A great course, which was well-organised and relevant to my practice. Dave was very engaging and extremely knowledgable, giving us great links to day-to-day practice. I have some excellent strategies to take back and implement in my setting.”

Teacher , Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College

Highly informative and presented in an engaging personal style. I feel energised and inspired to implement these ideas asap.

Teacher , Sittingbourne Community College

The course has been really helpful and gave me lots of hints and tips which will feed into my teaching and will provide lots of discussion/thinking points for the department as a whole. The trainer was excellent - clear, interesting and open to questions. There was a nice balance of trainer-led input and paired/group discussion and it's given me lots to think about and implement.

Second in Department , Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

High-quality resources and ideas shared by an experienced practitioner who delivered a great session that I found invaluable and totally relevant to my subject area.

Teacher , Parklands Academy
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