INSETs at Schools; University Lectures

INSETs and training workshops are typically 2-hour sessions. Each training course is tailor made to a school or university’s requirements and may include a selection of 3 or 4 topics below, depending on subject matter and your specific needs:

SEN/D and G&T Management Process

  • Gifted and Talented children (identification and underachievement)
  • Process management for identifying underachievement: Waves 1, 2 & 3
  • Assessing pupils through standardized testing to establish potential and underachievement
  • SMART Learning Passports (Individual Educational Plans (IEP))
  • G&T Individual Challenge Plans (ICP)
  • Educational psychologists reports inform our teaching methods: interpreting and understanding standardised scores, psychobabble and assessment solutions in the classroom

Specific Learning Difficulties

  • 10-20% of your class may have learning difficulties. What are the characteristics of Specific Learning Difficulties? (SpLDs: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Auditory Processing Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s and Sensory Integration Disorder)
  • Visual Processing Disorder: 10% of pupils suffer from undiagnosed visual stress (not related to needing glasses)
  • Does nutrition and sleep help children learn more effectively?
  • Uncoordinated children and effect on learning
  • Teaching solutions and classroom management for pupils with learning difficulties

Attention and Memory

  • Effective learning requires Brain AMPS©
  • Memory strategies in the classroom

Learning Preferences, Multiple Intelligences, Left Brain/Right Brain in your Classroom

  • Teaching to individual learning preferences will improve results
  • Identify Multiple Intelligences in your classroom and teaching strategies
  • Left brain / right brain: teaching and learning

Reading, Spelling and Handwriting Skills

  • How to improve reading ability and access to the curriculum in under a year
  • The importance of spelling high and medium frequency words on self-esteem and creative writing
  • Synthetic phonics and phonemic awareness: decoding and encoding skills
  • Poor handwriting linked to underachievement (incorrect pencil grip & fine motor control issues)

Self-esteem and Behaviour

  • Self-esteem: gifted and talented children with learning difficulties
  • Why do children misbehave in the classroom?

Teaching and Learning

  • Lesson plans that make teachers dance, children sing and OFSTED rock: The 5-stage lesson plan guaranteed to make learning more memorable (the 5 Ps)
  • Starters and plenaries: more important than the middle of your lesson
  • Metacognition: support your pupil to independent learning
  • Make learning truly memorable (the von Restoff Effect)
  • Learning through humour
  • The forgetting curve (Ebbinghaus): how does this affect your teaching?
  • Study skills should be taught from 7+
  • The 7-stages of accelerated learning as a revision tool
  • How to use your TAs and HTAs effectively in the classroom

University Lectures

  • Barriers to learning at university: G&T and SEND
  • Your first year university students: the impact of unidentified learning difficulty at secondary school
  • Why do high achieving students underperform?
  • PGCE teacher training: who are your G&T and SEND pupils?

For further information please contact carolina at icanspell.co.uk

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