This four session program is meant for teachers and school leaders to excite and empower student learning in any school.
The following modules will be covered during the program:
- Putting out students at the heart of their own learning
(how to make sure our learners work harder than we do).
Time is of the essence. Never has that adage been more true than in the current educational climate: we are working harder and harder, and expectations for student progress are increasing year on year. We want ALL of our students to get the very best results, but that means that they all need to be working their hardest in every lesson and not sitting back and letting us do all of the work for them.
This practical workshop will enable teachers and school leaders to explore five highly effective strategies to ensure that our students work harder than we do and that they gain the best results they can.
- Thinking about thinking
The word ‘metacognition’ sounds daunting to any teacher or school leader; but encouraging students to reflect on how they think, what good thinking looks like; and how student can self-regulate their own thinking and learning processes to optimize their own success in the classroom has got to be part of every good teacher and school leader’s toolkit. This workshop will explore effective strategies to enable students and teachers alike to really think about how we can think smartly, how we learn how to think better, how bad learning is often just bad thinking; and how every learner (young or old) can self-regulate their learning towards improved attainment and progress.
- How do we know we make a difference to our learners:
It is well accepted how hard teachers and school leaders work to get the best from their students; but how do we know that all this work makes a difference. In this practical workshop, participants will explore the research and ideas behind what classroom interventions are proven to make a difference to our learners and what popular classroom techniques are, to be frank, a waste of time and effort. This practical workshop will share effective classroom interventions that make a difference to the learning of ALL students whilst providing evidence that ‘established good practice’ may not be as effective as we all think.
- Leading a learning classroom
After an overview of what good classroom practice can look like, this practical workshop will explore effective strategies to lead learning in the classroom and across the school, delegate learning effectively back to the students, hold learners to account for their own attainment and progress; and ensure that everyone in the classroom team buys into that shared vision and ethos that makes a good classroom great.