Inspirational Teaching Strategies


If you want to stretch and challenge your pupils without running yourself into the ground, please join us!
About this course

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.

Course Outcomes:
  • The myths that seriously hinder teaching will be debunked and you will be shown and use an evidence-based approach instead
  • Receive a cutting-edge synthesis of what works and what doesn't in real primary classrooms
  • Acquire dozens of effective teaching strategies
  • Learn ways to teach with flair, independence heads-up teaching
  • Discover 'Sector-Leading Practice' in Creative and Extended Writing
  • Mastering Mastery: experience techniques to help students apply their learning
Course Outline:
Session 1: Laying the Foundations Correctly

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

Session 2: Outstanding Teaching and Learning

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

Session 3: Moving on From the Basics

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

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“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

"Having had many Inset days - I found this the most useful. I found the presentation of ideas new. I have taught for 30 years in many schools."

Teacher , Royal Hospital School

Really superb training. Got a lot out of it. One of the best training days I've had.

English Teacher , Morna International College

Really enjoyed such an active training session. The content was useful and very clearly presented. I will definitely use many of the suggestions in my classroom.

KS4 Co-ordinator , Morna International College

All very relevant to our school. Good practical ideas that would be easy to implement in the classroom.

Deputy Headteacher , Canterbury School - Gran Canaria

Fantastic! Provided excellent and real techniques, ideas and tools for teaching to develop well-rounded individuals / independent learners. Fast paced and enjoyable.

Teacher , British School of Gran Canaria