With James Nottingham
An inspirational guide to creating lessons that are thought-provoking, meaningful and at the same time theoretically sound.
The most effective professional development is led by internal coaches and supported by external experts.
I just want to thank you for lifting me back to a state of “I love my job.” Thank you for a couple of fantastic hours in Århus today. I have been a little “tired” lately but now I am back on track :o)
Brilliant!! Everyone should complete the courses, it would revolutionise how we teach in the college!
If you want an inquisitive and enthusiastic learning environment in the classroom and if you want to enhance your students' self-esteem, then you should read Encouraging Learning. It gives you practical tips on how you can get just that by focusing on concepts such as self-esteem, feedback and reflection.
We were so impressed at how well you “translated” all the important points from your own and Hattie’s books into the pre-school context – and that your examples were spot on.
The course was inspiring and informative, focusing on better teacher-student relations through dialogue and teacher-teacher feedback through action learning
James Nottingham is one of the most talked about names in school development in the world today. His main message is focused on the development of pupils, not their achievement.
Challenging Learning by James Nottingham is one of the best books I have read in on education.
I want to go and put all my new skills into practice. This has been extremely helpful and useful in my role and I have learnt so much.
The facilitator (Martin Renton) was amazing and the courses were intense, challenging and draining but provide invaluable strategies that become second nature when used on a daily basis.
So why has Martin Renton been the perfect lecturer for us? He uses many practical activities which give the teachers ideas for the classroom. He also focuses on the idea of progress as a well as outcome, how progress demonstrates learning and how teachers can support each other in the classroom, and discuss professional learning.
From the first break and throughout the day I got e-mails and SMS from the staff about having an amazing day. You really made their day.
Challenging Learning is the best company in Scandinavia to work with if you really want to understand how to make the most of my Visible Learning research.
Put simply, the Teaching Thinking module was the best staff development I have ever had in 17 years of teaching. Very motivating and very useful
"There is more sharing of good practice taking place … which has started to break down the 'closed door' syndrome that surrounded the classroom. It has enabled the college to introduce peer observation. The CLP Process has increased the enthusiasm of staff to look at their classroom practices; they are more open about asking for help; have become more reflective in their practice and have 'demanded' more."
“Challenging Learning’s work at our school is leading to the most significant and ongoing positive change that I have witnessed in my 30 years in education. As part of this on-going development, we held a parent information night that is still talked about two years later. We all now have a different perspective on learning and the vital role we can play in developing successful learners.”
The presentations were really engaging, challenging and positive. We were shown the value of personalised learning, questioning and feedback - all backed up with pertinent, applicable activities & resources. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will use it to develop my teaching.
Thanks for the many wise words - and a liberating way to describe everyday life in pre-school and the many opportunities that lie ahead to create more learning.
Entertaining speakers who are easy to understand. The workshops very much exceeded my expectations.
Great speaker who managed to keep the energy high all day! / Fantastisk foredragsholder som formår at holde gang i energien hele dagen!
Nothing short of an AMAZING speaker. Time flew by! Although it was in English, the language was never a problem! / Intet mindre end FANTASTISK oplægsholder. Tiden fløj af sted! Selvom dagen foregik på engelsk, blev sproget aldrig på noget tidspunkt et problem!