Presenter: Joanne Manning
The English classroom should be a hive of activity packed with thinking, sharing and enjoyment of language and literature. This course offers English teachers a number of methods for inspiring learning in their students. Teachers will learn practices for generating regular reading patterns and discussion about texts using strategy-based reading activities. We will also explore the Harvard model of 'cultures of thinking' in the English classroom to set up highly effective routines for thinking about texts. Further, teachers will consider the benefits of offering students choice in their learning according to learning style and level of challenge. Such choice maintains the interest and enthusiasm of students.
Teachers will take home a number of scaffolds and resources ready to use or share with their colleagues.
|Brilliant fun and fantastic activities for the classroom. Great classroom assessment ideas - motivational for students and me!|
|This course encourages new ideas and allowed us to be involved in these tasks like our students. Very useful|
|Very informative and engaging for the most part. I would suggest a few varied learning strategies in the second half, perhaps visual etc. The resources are great|
|Informative, well organised and thorough presentation. Great resources|
|So many incredibly useful strategies to help in the classroom. I especially enjoyed the reading strategies|
|Some excellent resources and activities which can be incorporated into my teaching|
|Massive content - very relaxed small group and a great deal of sharing among participants|
|Joanne is an interesting and professional presenter. Excellent value, as we packed in so many ideas and resources|
|A thought provoking presentation. Excellent resources provided. Presentation was detailed with ample opportunity provided for group work and question time.|
|Many useful activities presented. These will be easily adapted to suit a number of students of different abilities and ages.|
|Excellent hand outs. Very practical and many activities that I will use in future.|