Professional Development for Teachers

If your school or school group is not in a position to take a whole school approach to developing ‘meta’ learners but you are a school leader looking for professional development opportunities for your staff or you are an individual teacher looking for a course that will improve your own knowledge and practice, then we offer a number of opportunities:

Enrol on our 'Cognitive Coach' Course

If you are a teacher seeking to develop your pedagogical expertise, then this course is for you. Different to most on-line CPD, the Thinking Matters ‘Cognitive Coach’ Course is a live, interactive and expert-led course designed to develop individual teacher pedagogy with practical, effective strategies that enhance metacognition and self-regulation in learners.

Thinking Frames Training for SEND Practitioners

This course will seek to make links between theory and classroom practice by exploring how an understanding of relevant aspects of the Science of Learning can inform pedagogy and approaches to learning. A variety of questioning strategies and thinking routines will be introduced, however the key focus will be on deepening understanding of how Thinking Frames can be utilised as common visual tools to scaffold and extend thinking in the inclusion context.

Developing whole-school expertise in Metacognition and Self-regulation

In addition to courses for individuals and small groups, we provide tailored programmes to help you grow long-lasting and effective in-house expertise in metacognition and self-regulation in learning. We provide you with the practical tools and strategies that can be used in daily practice and importantly, the methods you can use to monitor and measure the impact of your work. If a whole-school approach is on the school development plan, you can find out more here…

Attend the The Festival of Metacognition

The ‘Festival of Metacognition’, provides the best insights into developing metacognition and self regulated learning, all in one place. It offers the invaluable opportunity to explore the latest and best practice in successfully developing metacognition in your school and enables you to hear from experts, talk to leaders and teachers from Thinking Schools and share experiences regarding any area of metacognition.

Access On-Demand Professional Development

By becoming a member of the Thinking Schools Network, your school will be able to provide you with hours of high-quality content to support your professional development via access to video keynotes, workshops and webinars as well as in-person metacognition ‘Meets’ and online discussion groups.

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if you would like to discuss the opportunities for you and your staff
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