ES4S Ltd Professional Development
TEACHER INTENTIONALITY IN PRACTICE
Developing transformative classroom practices that yield pupil success
A professional development session for teachers and teaching assistants
Being intentional with every aspect of our classroom practice
Key aim - To explore 7 specific elements of intentional practice for highly effective teaching and learning.
Additional Aims -
- To introduce principles of classroom practice that make a difference
- To explore a range of practical classroom tools and interventions that support the development of the 7 principles
- To help staff develop specific professional skills and behaviours, that enable them to plan, offer and evaluate successful learning experiences
- To consider approaches to effective joint practice development
Teachers and teaching assistants are in a war that must be won. It rages in our schools every day, but we often forget what’s at stake. Our opponents in this war include failure, hopelessness, disengagement, apathy, and despair. In addition to ourselves, the key players include our pupils, some of whose lives seem complicated beyond comprehension, characterised by daily struggles that are —to continue the analogy—like being in a war.
This CPD session will seek to consider 7 specific influences on highly effective teaching and learning that can help win the war. Participants will be supported in exploring a reliable and valid measure of professional skills, behaviours and attitudes that distinguish proficient or exemplary teachers from less effective, developing teachers. Specifically, the session will consider seven actionable areas that are linked to improved pupil outcomes . These 7 TIPs (Teacher Intentionality in Practice) cover the foundational aspects of instructional effectiveness through to the more challenging, though absolutely critical, factors.
The goal is simple: improve teacher intentionality; something that is applicable to all grades and all curriculum areas. Each individual’s journey will vary, but this session provides common themes, guiding questions, and proposed solutions to frequent challenges that teachers and teaching assistants experience. Although difficult to achieve, attaining a level of proficiency or beyond in intentional teaching practices is well worth it when pupil success becomes evident.
Recent research has highlighted the impact of different classroom interventions and the effect size of these approaches on children's learning. It is essential that teachers and teaching assistants are aware of what actually works, within their own classroom, and this requires a degree of professional analysis that goes beyond a superficial level.
This CPD session will be led by Andy Hind, a senior consultant with ES4S Ltd. Andy seeks to provide professional development sessions that are highly engaging and that invite individuals to participate in deep professional thinking.
The cost of this event is £150+ VAT, or 2 LUTSA Credits (see www.lutsa.co.uk for details of the CPD package)