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Take our short test to find out what sort of learner you are.

At the end of the test you will be given advice on how to make the best of your preferred learning style.

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Teacher's Guide to Learning Styles  


How to help your Visual Learners....

  1. Make sure pupils can see you!
  2. Use multi media
  3. Use graphs, charts, illustrations, or other visual aids, in books and when talking
  4. Supplement text with illustrations whenever possible.
  5. Include outlines, worksheets, handouts, etc. for reading and taking notes. Leave white space in handouts for note taking.
  6. Invite questions to help them stay alert in auditory environments.
  7. Post flip charts to show what will come and what has been presented.
  8. Use flash cards.
  9. Emphasize key points to cue when to takes notes. Use colour to highlight important bits.
  10.  Let pupils use colour pens to trace words/ letters
  11.  Have them draw pictures or do mind maps etc in the margins.
  12.  Show diagrams and then explain them.
  13.  Have the learners envision the topic, act out the subject matter or illustrate the story
  14.  Eliminate potential distractions - sound, strip lights

How to help your Auditory Learners...

  1. Make sure pupil can hear you!
  2. Begin new material with a brief explanation of what is to come, end with a verbal recap.
  3. Encourage class discussions/debates/ group work/ speeches /presentations/brainstorming
  4. Let pupils use a tape recorder instead of taking notes
  5. Read text out aloud
  6. Let pupils create musical jingles to aid memorization
  7. Use mnemonics to aid memorization
  8. Discuss ideas verbally
  9. Let pupils dictate their thoughts to someone
  10.  Use verbal analogies, and story telling to demonstrate your point
  11.  Use Socratic lecturing - question the pupils to draw out what they know, then fill in the gaps

How to help your Kinesthetic Learners....

  1. Use activities that get the learners up and moving.
  2. Give frequent stretch/study breaks (brain breaks).
  3. Play music, when appropriate, during activities.
  4. Let pupils stand to work.
  5. Use coloured markers to emphasize key points on flipcharts or white boards. Let pupils do the same in their books
  6. Provide toys such as stress balls and Play-Dough to give them something to do with their hands.
  7. To highlight a point, provide food or scents, etc. which provides a cross link of scent (aroma) to the topic at hand (scent can be a powerful cue).
  8. Provide highlighters, coloured pens and/or pencils.
  9. Guide pupils through a visualization of complex tasks.
  10.  Have them transfer information from the text to another medium such as a keyboard or a whiteboard.
  11.  Encourage pupils to skim read text first to get the rough detail.
  12.  Use colourful posters/ display.
Taking awesome pictures to promote your school
Begin: 2018-01-23, 13:00
End: 2018-01-23, 16:00

I bet in school you take a lot of photos.

Where do they end up? Do they clog up the school server? Are they uploaded en masse to your school website?

This course was created in response for a headteacher who realised, despite the volume of images that were being created, he had very few high quality examples available to truly represent the amazing things that were going on in school.

 Learn about how to improve the quality of your in-class and website images from a professional photographer.


Ninja Teacher 2 - Developing the Thinking Classroom - Tools to promote a deep learning environment
Begin: 2018-03-14, 13:00
End: 2018-03-14, 16:30

Want to take your teaching to the next level but don't have time to engage in research into the best strategies out there? Fear not - we've done the hard work for you and constructed a new range of courses called "Ninja Teacher" Based on our highly successful NQT induction programme these courses are designed to help you take your teaching to the next level. Take one or two courses or compete the set.

 

 

 


Ninja Teacher 3 - Developing a Growth Mindset & Promoting Positive Learner Behaviours
Begin: 2018-04-18, 13:00
End: 2018-03-14, 16:30

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This course is for you:

If you sometimes feel like you are working against learner attitudes to achieve your learning outcomes.

This course aims to help you to explore the importance of the language we use with our learners and how teaching styles and learning environment can influence learner behaviours.

Aimed at classroom teacher, this fun and active course will model approaches and allow you to explore a variety of strategies to develop a growth mindset in your students through the use of effective praise and give stragegies for challenging any limiting beliefs our learners may have.


Ninja Teacher 4 - Accelerating Learning
Begin: 2018-05-24, 13:00
End: 2018-05-24, 16:30

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This course aims to help you to explore the latest research on how the brain works and how we can leverage it to gain the best possible learner outcomes..

Aimed at classroom teacher, this fun and active course will model approaches and allow you to explore a variety of strategies to promote accelerated learning in your classroom.

 


Ninja Teacher 5 - Using ICT For More Effective Learning
Begin: 2018-06-12, 13:00
End: 2018-06-13, 16:30

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If you are looking for strategies for effective use of cross-curricular ICT. This course aims to help you to evaluate how you are currenlty using technology to support teaching and learning and to leverage apps and tools to be more effective in your use of technology as a means to challenge and support learners.

Aimed at classroom teacher, this fun and active course will model approaches and allow you to explore a variety of strategies to promote effective use of ICT in your classroom.