About Us

Ladies & gentlemen, girls & boys, may we introduce you to the fabulous Challenging Learning Team!

We are an education company founded by James Nottingham,
creator of the Learning Pit®

We are an education company founded by James Nottingham, creator of the Learning Pit®

PURPOSE: We are passionate about strengthening the educational experiences of young people. We work alongside staff in K-12 schools, pre-schools, colleges and districts. We guide, encourage and challenge all staff to evermore expert actions.

RANGE: We offer keynotes that inspire; online and onsite consultancy that guides; and long-term processes that ensure all staff take action towards shared goals. We also provide books, lesson plans, videos and online support.

GLOBAL TEAM: We have 25 full-time staff in six countries. Our team of consultants, evaluators, writers, designers and office staff guarantee a consistency of message, values, and pedagogy.

IMPACT: Our Challenging Learning Process leads to long-lasting, sustainable change. This multi-year process begins where you are and guides you to where you want to be. We help you set your vision; coach your staff; build leadership capacity; and enhance professional dialogue. We run demonstration lessons; lead PD for all staff; and provide you with in-depth progress reports to inform and reassure all stakeholders.

TAILOR-MADE: We don’t have any pre-determined programs or scripts. We start with your context then design and deliver to help you achieve your aims.

We have 30 full-time staff across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. We’re serious about learning without taking ourselves too seriously. We are united in our vision and values.

The Real Team

The rogues’ gallery above represents our professional look. Below is the real us (or at least, the off duty us).

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