Inspirational Teaching Strategies


Work smarter, not harder, to get the unmotivated on track
About this course

Lower achievers can be a joy to teach, but can also be frustrating in their lack of retention or with the behavioural problems they can present. We will cover strategies to deal with the very nature of motivation and how to improve it, understanding why students learn to be dependent and how we can transform our practice to account for the needs of these learners.

Evidence suggests that the single biggest difference between the lower achievers and those that do well is simply the amount of thinking that goes on. All too often the lower achievers are not sufficiently challenged and end up being given 'busy work' such as colouring or cutting and sticking. Learn the antidote to this and how to increase the challenge without alienating your students.

This course includes:
• Superb course materials
• Refreshments and a two-course lunch

Course Outcomes:
  • Enable teachers to understand the ‘drivers’ of lower achievers
  • Demonstrate how to motivate them to achieve more
  • Explore the options for creating more challenging lessons that improve engagement
  • Provide a totally hands-on day that you will leave having ideas that you can use the very next day
Course Outline:
Session 1: Motivating Lower Achievers

Understanding their ‘drivers’

How to motivate – the basic principles

Achievement motivation vs. failure avoidance

Removing the barriers to achievement

Session 2: Behaviour for Learning

Identifying the students who cause problems in your classroom

Dealing with the ‘power people’

Reducing low-level disruption

Being proactive rather than reactive

Session 3: Planning Lessons for Lower Achievers

Ideas for improving lessons

Plan your own lower achiever-friendly lesson

Simple and free ICT tools to add value to learning


Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

Very interesting. The trainer has undertaken fascinating research and showed me many new and exciting resources to use in order to engage all learners, especially low achievers.

Teacher , Stanwell School

Lots of interesting views and lesson ideas. Well presented, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.

Teacher , St Martin's Comprehensive School

Very useful ideas and resources! Looking forward to trying them out!

Teacher , Cwm Ifor Primary School

Very useful strategies. Made me analyse my own teaching techniques and what to improve. I've learned a lot, thank you!

Teacher , Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi

Great day. Lots to take away. Very positive experience.

Teacher , Olchfa Comprehensive School

Great course! Got loads of ideas, thank you.

Teacher , Oakdale Comprehensive School

Superbly well delivered. Highly informative and enlightening.

Teacher , Treorchy Comprehensive School