Talk – Less Teaching
DateFri, 23rd June, 2017
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
Of course, most of us acknowledge that didactic, lecture-style teaching fosters a culture of passivity in pupils, where pupils have come to expect to have learning “fed” to them – to be told the answers, rather than be taught the skills to discover the answers themselves, or even consider the possibility of alternative answers. However, despite active, independent learning being an unarguably worthy concept in itself, concerns about making pupils more self-reliant have left many teachers feeling that they are stuck in an impossible contradiction between building independent learning skills and cramming the content necessary to get the results that Ofsted ultimately judges us on. The result? We are still allowing lessons to be dominated by the sound of our own voices…
What we need now is to feel confident in the TRUTH that we can improve progress and performance – yes, in tests too – by using Talk-Less Teaching™ techniques which allow learning to go far deeper than it does when it is mostly administered aurally! What we need is a vast bank of exciting, engaging, practical ways to allow learners to access and understand complex topics and skills without relentlessly bending their ears.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Talk – Less Teaching
Date:Fri, 23rd June, 2017
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Isabella is co-author of the best-selling teaching guides, Pimp Your Lesson!: Prepare, Innovate, Motivate and Perfect”, and “Talk-Less Teaching: Practice, Participation and Progress”. She is an award-winning teacher and AST, consultant and contributor for the Oxford Dictionary of Education and she presents nationally and internationally on outstanding learning and teaching. She has worked at Senior Curriculum and School Governance levels, and having experienced both sides of the lesson observation process, she knows exactly what’s needed to make a lesson outstanding.
Described as one of the most charismatic trainers working in the UK today, Isabella’s training sessions are both practical in nature and cutting edge in content. As a widely-experienced teacher and leader, she can relate to teachers in a variety of contexts, and she produces and shares materials that enhance practice in subjects across the curriculum.
Isabella has also published Academic Research Papers on Practical Strategies for Motivating Disaffected Learners, and in her work as a consultant, is happy to model parts of lessons to demonstrate excellent practice. She has produced practical guidance to schools on incorporating a Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual element into lessons across the curriculum, and has helped schools to set up, manage and monitor Staff Coaching Systems.
Isabella has worked with Education Authorities to develop training on The Teaching of Literacy and its impact on all subjects, as well as working as a visiting lecturer at Lincoln University.