James Nottingham, FRSA

Teacher, Author, Consultant, Keynote Speaker

James Nottingham is the creator of The Learning Pit as well as a sought-after keynote speaker and author of 11 books about teaching, learning and leadership. He co-founded Challenging Learning in 2006 to share some of the best ways to strengthen learning in schools, preschools, and colleges. HIs company now employs 25 staff in six countries: the UK, the USA, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Australia.

James brings rare clarity and insight to research evidence; a breadth and depth of exemplar that connects with the reality of the classroom; and a sense of story and humour that ensures learning continues long into the future.

His experience and insights are particularly relevant to teachers, leaders, administrators, and support staff involved in 3-19 & adult education.

“James Nottingham will help you navigate the world of educational concepts and research with a wonderful blend of clarity and good humour.” PROFESSOR CAROL DWECK

“James Nottingham has developed a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research and practical advice into a truly compelling narrative.” PROFESSOR BARRY HYMER

Follow James

ONLINE CONSULTANCY

In addition to the keynotes, workshops and demonstration lessons James has been booked for (see calendar below), he also offers the following online consultancy:

Virtual Keynotes
James welcomes invitations to keynote virtual conferences and staff events. More details

Webinars and Coaching
James and his team offer webinars on all Challenging Learning topics as well as coaching for individuals and small teams. More details

Open Events
The Challenging Learning team host a wide range of events with James Nottingham, including the Pit Podcasts and our in-depth webinar series 

Virtual delivery can be booked either as the preferred option or as a back-up plan in case of travel restrictions. This allows you to book with confidence, knowing that Professional Learning will take place on your chosen date(s).

ONLINE CONSULTANCY

In addition to the keynotes, workshops and demonstration lessons James has been booked for (see calendar below), he also offers the following online consultancy:

Virtual Keynotes
James welcomes invitations to keynote virtual conferences and staff events. More details

Webinars and Coaching

James and his team offer webinars on all Challenging Learning topics  as well as coaching for individuals and small teams. More details

Open Events

The Challenging Learning team host a wide range of events with James Nottingham, including the Pit Podcasts and our in-depth webinar series 

Virtual delivery can be booked either as the preferred option or as a back-up plan in case of travel restrictions. This allows you to book with confidence, knowing that Professional Learning will take place on your chosen date(s).

ONLINE CONSULTANCY

In addition to the keynotes, workshops and demonstration lessons James has been booked for (see calendar below), he also offers the following online consultancy:

Virtual Keynotes
James welcomes invitations to keynote virtual conferences and staff events. More details

Webinars and Coaching

James and his team offer webinars on all Challenging Learning topics  as well as coaching for individuals and small teams. More details

Open Events

The Challenging Learning team host a wide range of events with James Nottingham, including the Pit Podcasts and our in-depth webinar series 

Virtual delivery can be booked either as the preferred option or as a back-up plan in case of travel restrictions. This allows you to book with confidence, knowing that Professional Learning will take place on your chosen date(s).

Booking James

To book James as a speaker for your event, please contact the office closest to you:

UK & ROW

North America

Asia Pacific

Scandinavia

Marianne Skogvoll
Email Marianne
+47 9817485

Video Spotlight

There are 100+ videos of James Nottingham online – giving keynotes, teaching students, explaining theories. So, this is a very small selection. You can find others on the video section of this site as well as on YouTube and Vimeo.

James Nottingham’s TEDx Keynote, 2012

Messages & Misinformation About Visible Learning

Messages & Misinformation About Visible Learning®

Podcasts

Find out more about James Nottingham, his concepts, thoughts, and Challenging Learning through these free-to-listen to Podcasts.

Nurturing A Growth Mindset with James Nottingham – Oct 2020

In Conversation with James Nottingham – Oct 2020

James Nottingham on Challenging Learning – May 2020

The Importance of Challenge with Learning – Jan 2020

Learning Pits and Reasons for Hope with James Nottingham

Daniel & Daniel Summer Special with James Nottingham – June 2021

James Nottingham: The Learning Pit, cognitive conflict and our primary role as educators – July 2021

Areas of Expertise

James Nottingham has keynoted many thousands of conferences and led professional learning days across six continents. Whatever the context, he challenges, inspires and gives regular opportunity for audience reflection and dialogue. So, book him for an hour or a whole day and he will keep your delegates engaged throughout.

His most popular presentations are:

  • Keynote Speeches (60-120 mins)
  • Professional Learning Days (full- or half-day)

The topics he covers include:

Challenge

Dialogue

Early Years

Efficacy (Collective & Self)

Feedback

Growth Mindset

Leading Learning

Learning Pit®

Learning to Learn

Philosophy for Children

Preview

Progress & Achievement

Questioning

Surface to Deep Learning

SOLO Taxonomy

Visible Learning®

Books by James Nottingham

See all the books James has written or alternatively use the quick links tabs below categories by language they were written in.

Books by James Nottingham

See all the books James has written or alternatively use the quick links tabs below categories by language they were written in.

Where in the World

James is open to invitations from around the world.

The expandable list below shows where James is booked in 2021 and beyond. If your event can precede or follow another in the same region, then travel costs can be kept to a minimum.

Please note:  James’s calendar is being updated as we are rescheduling previously booked events and scheduling new events.  You may reach out to a member of our team in your area to check availability.

Social Media

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