A totally practical demonstration of the teaching strategies that yield the best results.
Based upon the highly acclaimed book 'Spoon Feed No More' by Steve Chapman, Steve Garnett & Alan Jervis, this 100% practical course is delivered in the unique hands-on Dragonfly way that all three personally developed. The emphasis will be on presenting exciting yet academically rigorous teaching strategies that have been proven to work, and getting the students, not the teacher, working harder and more effectively.
If you are looking for buzzwords, jargon and three-part lessons that all look the same, then please move on. If you are looking for more than photocopied sheets with low-level activities and you want to teach with flair and passion, then please look no further.
The need to move on from photocopied sheets and one-word answers
Acquiring skills and content together
Setting up constant reinforcement of the basic skills
Creating a climate for learning: what pupils really want from their teacher
Creating a 'language-rich' environment the easy way
'Sector-Leading Practice' - creative writing that you will just love
Upgrading pupil work: the very latest in AfL practice
Effective feedback and pupil motivation
Spelling and reading routines that work and that the pupils own
'Mastering Mastery' by learning that less is more
Setting the bar high ... how to do this realistically and effectively
Creativity and trying to enjoy the job... because we need to
“The training was very relevant; based on a practical approach with a theoretical underpinning. The audience was very wide ranging with primary to sixth form teachers within the hall. Steve is very energetic speaker who was clearly able to motivate and engaged the audience. Especially relevant was this material could be directly transferred back to the classroom. A very good INSET day for the whole school.”Deputy Head Academic , Tormead School
“Great interactive activities. Hands on, practical approach to use in the classroom. Food for thought.”Teacher , Abbot's Hill School