Making it Stick - the science of successful learning:
The training really brought together each of the areas we are currently embedding across school, particularly around our curriculum and our reading spines. The psychology of how the mind retains long term information was really informative and made both myself and my colleagues really think about our current delivery methods. We will now look at our teaching practices in light of the training. What I felt particularly useful was the slides which were shared with us - between now and the next meeting, I can use these to plan some further 'embedding' work to ensure that the strategies delivered by Robin are receiving solid groundwork. This will then able colleagues to build on this further prior to his return in February. I found the content to be extremely well researched, and embedded in tried and tested classroom routines and strategies - this was clearly evident. The delivery was animated too - even though it was a twilight on a cold December evening, Robin kept every member of staff engaged until the end of the session. I would highly recommend this to other schools. Five stars - extremely efficient and organised.
This was a very informative course. Lots of ideas and points to consider. Thank you.
Excellent course - so interesting and enjoyable but challenging so much that we have always been encouraged to do!
A very valuable day. I really benefitted from Chris using the same techniques/strategies himself that he was advocating. Lots to think about and share with colleagues. Thank you :)