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Teaching for Better Learning: Pre-training information site

Welcome to the Teaching for Better Learning pre-training information site.

Here you will find information that will be useful to you before the Teaching for Better Learning training session. There is also an activity that we would like you to undertake before the training session, see 3 below.

1. Session programme

Here’s what will be happening during the training session.

9.00  Introduction and objectives 
 9.10  A closer look at learning. Input/discussion 
 9.20  What do good learners do? Activity
 9.45   Introducing the supple learning mind Input

  • What do powerful learners do differently?
 10.30  Coffee
10.50   How can we build powerful learners? 

  • An activity using learning habits. Activity
 11.15  Your learning behaviours. Activity
 11.30   Teacher-centred to learning-centred classrooms. Input/discussion
 11.45 Shifts in the role of the teacher. Input/discussion 
 12.00  Making the shifts real in classrooms. Input 

  • Examples from schools
 12.45  Lunch
 1.45  Building perseverance. Input and activities
 2.15  Getting ‘Stuck’ right. Activity
2.45   A collaborative learning activity
 3.15  Feedback and reflection
 3.30  Recap and review
 3.45  Close

2. A video to introduce you to Building Learning Power

For those of you who know little about Building Learning Power, here’s a short video of what it is and why it’s important. It will help you tune into the training session.

3. An activity we would like you to undertake before the training session

The very best way to help your learning in the session is to ask you to try something out in the classroom beforehand. By doing this you will begin to connect practically with what learning power is all about.


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