Inspirational Teaching Strategies


The practical guide to developing questioning skills, effective feedback, student independence and ensuring greater challenge
About this course

Would you like to be shown techniques to dramatically improve the questioning skills of all members of your school community?

Would you like to learn the most effective ways to raise attainment?

Would you like to understand the globally accepted top four teaching strategies in detail?


The ‘Big Four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the main-stay of outstanding quality teaching and learning the world over. The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups.

Course Outcomes:
  • Develop higher order questioning skills for both staff and students
  • Discover effective feedback techniques in all subjects that will ensure that students make greater progress over time
  • Learn ways to increase challenge in lessons and thus raise attainment
  • Extend your repertoire of effective ways to increase opportunities for independent learning
Course Outline:
20 Ways of Improving Teacher and Student Questioning Skills

Strategies for improving the quality of teacher questions

Techniques for improving the number and quality of student questions

Socratic questioning techniques and how they can be applied to different subjects

Questioning and new technology

20 Ways of Developing Effective Feedback to Ensure Improved ‘Progress Over Time’

Developing invaluable feedback dialogue between teacher and pupil

Effective use of lesson time to enhance teacher feedback opportunities

Strategies for improving peer and self-assessment

Feedback and new technology; yes it works, but care is needed

20 Ways of Increasing Student Independence and Adding Greater Challenge to Lessons

Ways of supporting students in ‘learning how to learn’

Using thinking skills to improve independence and challenge

The ‘flipped classroom’

Twitter and student independence

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787