Pupils need to see and be able to celebrate the progress they are making. A great teacher makes pupil progress visible to him or herself by actively seeking feedback from pupils about what they have understood and what they need to know next. In other words they are constantly assessing and reviewing the impact of their own teaching and devising and adapting subsequent learning accordingly. Any professional who happens to visit their lesson, or scrutinise pupils’ books shouldn’t have any trouble getting clear insight into progress being made.

This highly interactive course will provide a wealth of realistic, practical strategies which can be used straight away across all subjects to help ALL students make progress in your lessons; to encourage students to be self-reliant, self-reflective and proactive rather than over-relying on the teacher.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

This course will provide practical strategies for:

  • Establishing starting points from which progress can be measured
  • New ideas and strategies which can be implemented straight away
  • Ensuring that even the highest attainers are appropriately challenged
  • Ensuring that marking enhances and highlights progress
  • Encourage pupils to be self-reliant and proactive
COURSE DATES London Wednesday 13 December 2017
Manchester Friday 12 January 2018
WHO FOR?  Head teachers and senior leaders
Leaders with curriculum, department, teaching and learning, pastoral, transition responsibilities
Teachers of KS3 / KS3 co-ordinators
It is also suitable for Primary School leaders and those responsible for cross-phase transition
COURSE CODE 6993
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch

 

Additional information

LocationLondon, Manchester
CategoryIn School, New Courses, Teaching & Learning
Job TitleHead Teacher, Deputy Head, Assistant Head, Subject Head
1

10.00 – 10.50am: Getting active participation from all learners with a “no passengers” approach

This session will provide practical strategies for getting active participation from all learners with a “no passengers” approach.

  • Effective pre-assessment to establish starting points from which progress can be measured
  • Overview of evidence based research?
2

10.50 – 11.10am: Discussion: coffee break

3

11.10 – 11.50pm: Supporting less confident or reluctant learners - Eliminating the fear of being “STUCK”

  • Precision planning in order to ensure that learners make progress
  • Identifying and closing “gaps”
4

11.50 – 12.40pm: Helping ALL students to make progress in your lessons

  • Ensuring that even the highest attainers are appropriately challenged, despite having a very different starting point to their classmates
  • Eliminating “passengers” in the classroom
  • Skilfully monitoring pupils’ understanding in order to target “gaps”
  • Making progress highly visible, in order that it can be celebrated by teacher, pupils and other stakeholders
5

12.40 – 1.40pm: Lunch and informal discussion

6

1.40 – 2.30pm: Encouraging learners to be self-reliant, self-reflective and proactive

  • How to encourage learners to be self-reliant, self-reflective and proactive rather than over-relying on the teacher
  • Ensuring that marking enhances and highlights progress
7

2.30 – 2.40pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

8

2.40 – 3.30pm: Getting through all that content without over-using teacher talk

  • Facilitating the acquisition of new knowledge
  • Ensuring that learners have opportunities to master topics
  • Making sure learners ask the questions they need to in order to make progress

Isabella Wallace

Isabella is co-author of the best-selling teaching guides, “Pimp Your Lesson!”, “Talk-Less Teaching”, and now the brand new “Best of the Best” Classroom Guides for Teachers! An experienced and award-winning educator, she is consultant and contributor for the Oxford Dictionary of Education and presents nationally and internationally on outstanding teaching and learning in all sectors.