James Nottingham, FRSA

Founder of Challenging Learning; Co-Founder of P4C.com; Creator of the Learning Pit

James Nottingham is regarded by many as one of the most engaging and thought-provoking presenters in the world of education. He brings rare clarity and insight to research evidence; a breadth and depth of exemplar that connects with the lived lives of teachers & leaders; and a sense of story and humour that makes learning so much more memorable and sustainable.

James’s ability to engage, challenge, and amuse means he can hold the attention of thousands of delegates throughout a whole day event, as well as provide the perfect opening or closing keynote speech at national and international conferences.

“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).

See James Next…

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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

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®

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 2020 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:  These dates have been updated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AUSTRALIA

BOOKED IN 2020

August 19,20 – NSW
August 31 – NSW
Sept 2– QLD
September 4 – SA
October 13-15 – NSW

BOOKED IN 2021

April 30-QLD
May 3- QLD
May 5- NSW
May 7- VIC

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

August 18, 21, 24-28
September 1, 3
October 5-12

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

March 15-19
May 4, 6
July 13-23
October 7-18

BOTSWANA

BOOKED IN 2020

June 13 – Gaborone

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

June 15-19

CANADA

BOOKED IN 2020

July 14-16 – NB

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

July 9-13
September 14-25

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-27
March 1-10
August 2-13
September 13-30

DENMARK

BOOKED IN 2020

August 8 – Copenhagen
August 15 – Aarhus

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

August 7, 10
October 26-28
November 18-24

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-5
February 1-5, 15-26
March 15-31
April 5-12
August 16-27
October 25-29
November 1-30

NETHERLANDS

BOOKED IN 2020

November 4-6– Arnhem

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

November 3, 16-24

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-5
February 1-5, 15-26
March 15-31
April 5-12
October 25-29
November 1-30

NEW ZEALAND

BOOKED IN 2020

October 19-20 – Wellington
October 21 – Christchurch
October 22 – Rotorua

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

August 24-28
October 5-9

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

March 15-29
July 1-7, 13-23
October 7-18

NORWAY

BOOKED IN 2020

January 31 – Ostereidet
August 10 – Bergen
August 11 – Tysnes
August 12 – Bergen

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

August 7, 10
October 26-28
November 18-24

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-5
February 1-5, 15-26
March 15-31
April 5-12
August 16-27
October 25-29
November 1-30

SINGAPORE

BOOKED IN 2020

November 10-13

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

November 9
November 16-20

SOUTH AFRICA

BOOKED IN 2020

June 16-18 – Johannesburg

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

June 15, 19

SWEDEN

BOOKED IN 2020

Jan 7-8 – Stockholm
August 6 – Norrköping
August 13 – Kalmar
August 14 – Stockholm

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

August 7, 10
October 26-30
November 18-24

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-5
February 1-5, 15-26
March 15-31
April 5-12
August 16-27
October 25-29
November 1-30

UK

BOOKED IN 2020

January 6 – Nottingham
January 30 – London
February 13 – Glasgow
March 5 – Manchester

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

May 12-29
June 1-10, 19-30
July 1-7
November 2-3, 17-23

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-11
April 12-30
May 4-28
June 1-25
August 30-31
September 1-8
November 1-30

USA

BOOKED IN 2020

February 24 – TX
February 25 – NJ
February 28 – TX
March 11-13 – IL
July 30 – TX
September 9-10 – KS
September 28 – AZ

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

July 9-13, 27-31
September 11-25, 29-30

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

January 4-27
March 1-10
August 2-13
September 13-30

APRIL 2020

BOOKED IN 2020
BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

Available for online professional learning

MAY 2020

BOOKED IN 2020
BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

1-29 in the UK
Also available for online professional learning for all countries

JUNE 2020

BOOKED IN 2020

13 Gaborone, Botswana
16-18 Johannesburg, RSA

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

1-11 in the UK
22-30 in the UK
Also available for online professional learning in all countries

JULY 2020

BOOKED IN 2020

14-16 NB, Canada
27-28 IL, USA
29-30 TX, USA

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

1-8 in the UK
9-13 in Canada
17 in Canada
31 in the USA

AUGUST 2020

BOOKED IN 2020

6 Norrköping, Sweden
8 Copenhagen, Denmark
10 Bergen, Norway
11 Ostereidt, Norway
12 Bergen, Norway
13 Kalmar, Sweden
14 Stockholm, Sweden
19-20 NSW, Australia

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

7 in the Nordic countries
10 in the Nordic countries
18 in Australia
21 in Australia
24-28 in Australia or NZ

SEPTEMBER 2020

BOOKED IN 2020

9-10 KS, USA
28 AZ, USA

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

14-25 in the USA or Canada
29-30 in the USA

OCTOBER 2020

BOOKED IN 2020

12-16 NSW, Australia
19-22 New Zealand

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

5-9 in Australia or New Zealand
26-30 in the Nordic countries

NOVEMBER 2020

BOOKED IN 2020

4-6 Bazalt, Netherlands
10-13 Singapore
26 – Oslo, Norway

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2020

16-24 in Europe

JANUARY 2021

BOOKED IN 2021
BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

4-8 in USA or Europe
11-27 in the USA or Canada

FEBRUARY 2021

BOOKED IN 2021
BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

1-5 in Europe
9-13 in the USA or Canada
15-26 Anywhere

MARCH 2021

BOOKED IN 2021
BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

1-14 in the USA or Canada
15-19 Anywhere
23-31 Anywhere

April 2021

BOOKED IN 2021

30 – QLD, Australia

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

5-14 Anywhere
15-29 in Australia or NZ

May 2021

BOOKED IN 2021

3 – QLD, Australia
5 – NSW, Australia
7 – VIC, Australia

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

10-28 Anywhere

June 2021

BOOKED IN 2021
BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

1-25 Anywhere
28-30 Australia

July 2021

BOOKED IN 2021

12 – NSW, Australia

BEST AVAILABILITY IN 2021

13-26 in Australia or NZ

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