All of our trainers have been teachers in schools. Some of us have also been teaching assistants (pedagogues), middle leaders, and/or principals. Together, we bring together the most up-to-date research and turn it into proven strategies for teaching and learning for students aged 5-18.
We offer many types of professional development ranging from keynote speeches to half-day and full-day workshops; demonstration lessons to team-teaching and coaching; and from study tours to in-school consultancy.
Our most effective support is the Challenging Learning Process. This brings together the best resources, research, and practice to help all staff and students make outstanding progress in learning. To find out more, please download the information documents – available below in English, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish (with Spanish and French coming soon)
If you would like us to provide a keynote speech then we can cover edited highlights of 1 or 2 of the topics below. In a day, we can cover highlights for up to 4 topics. For long-term projects, we can go in-depth with as many topics as you like. You choose; we design!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
An inspirational guide to creating lessons that are thought-provoking, meaningful and at the same time theoretically sound.
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.
The most effective professional development is led by internal coaches and supported by external experts.
“Thank you so much for such an inspirational and thought provoking training day on Monday. I haven't received such a positive response from the staff following any other training event. The staffroom is still buzzing! You pitched it perfectly for our school and have given us plenty to think about.”
“Thanks again for a truly inspirational day. For a school in special measures such as ours it has given the staff a positive direction in which to work together and the staffroom has a buzz about it.”
“We had a Headteacher's meeting yesterday and were overwhelmed by the positive response. They have used the strategies you shared with us in every staff meeting to pose strategic questions to staff. We used them to set our strategic vision for the group…. Very encouraging!!”