TKAT Developing Best Practice

This TKAT programme will challenge teachers to reflect on their own practice and the impact they have on learners. Through classroom-based research, delegates will be encouraged to try new strategies or approaches and reflect on their success.

The programme is designed to allow teachers to apply their learning to their classrooms, subjects and school pedagogical models. Content will be developed throughout the programme to match the needs of each delegate.

The areas of learning are:

Challenge and Engagement Strategies

  • Strategies to plan more challenging and engaging activities
  • The impact of high challenge on learners and the difference between working hard and thinking hard
  • Strategies to build students’ ability to be challenged and how to incorporate these ideas within a teachers’ context and school pedagogical models

Behaviour for Learning Strategies

  • Best practice in behaviour management
  • The role of language and tone in effective behaviour management
  • Reflect on the impact of great teaching on behaviour and attitude to learning

Questioning Strategies

  • The role and impact of questioning in effective teaching
  • Skills for effective questioning
  • Using questioning to deepen students' thinking

Assessment and Feedback Strategies

  • Best practice in assessment and feedback strategies
  • The role of assessment and feedback in teaching
  • Incorporating these ideas within teachers’ context and school pedagogical models

Developing Independent Learning and Resilience Strategies for Learners

  • The role of effective group and collaborative work in building independence
  • Reflection on the impact of self-regulated learners on great teaching
  • Tools and techniques to develop students' resilience 

Planning for Progress

  • Develop new strategies to support planning
  • Explore strategies to challenge all learners beyond minimum expectation
  • Explore alternative lesson structures
  • Reflect on personal mindset and pupil progress

This programme is ideal for:

Teachers who want to broaden and extend their current skills

Duration and location:

This programme can be delivered over 6 x 2-hour sessions, over 2-3 terms at your Academy or a regional location

“A rigorous, thought-provoking programme. The techniques have proved really useful in the classroom.” Previous Participant

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