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ESC Region 13
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Feb 2020


Eastern Standard Time
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



The Learning Pit with James Nottingham

Audience: Teachers; School & District Leaders

The benefit of Social Emotional Learning is undoubted. It helps students develop resilience, emotional wisdom, interpersonal skills, self-efficacy and productive struggle in their thinking. For many educators though, it can feel like yet “another thing” they are responsible for unless however, they have a range of practical strategies to work into everyday instruction – which is exactly what this day with James Nottingham will give you. You will learn about the benefits of productive struggle in the Learning Pit and how to give effective feedback to support students as they learn challenging content.

Find out all about the Learning Pit from its creator, James Nottingham. This workshop will provide a clear path for engaging students in deep and meaningful learning. James will introduce the stages and steps, examples, tools and tactics to engage students in rigorous learning and how to use effective feedback to create self confident learners.

You will walk away at the end of the day with James Nottingham able to:

  • Identify the links between the learning pit and Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset as well as John Hattie’s Visible Learning® strategies
  • Inspire students so they develop resilience, determination, and strategies for metacognitive thinking
  • Give effective feedback to learners as they engage in challenging learning
  • Teach students “Pit Tools” to grow their independence and self-efficacy
Visible Learning® and Visible Learning+™ are trademarks of Corwin Press, Inc.  Use of the Visible Learning trademarks by Challenging Learning on this website and in the related materials is solely for the purpose of illustration and in no way indicates any relationship with, or endorsement by, Corwin Press, Inc.
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