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Thinking School - New Staff Online Induction

A short, online induction programme to prepare new staff on the Thinking Schools approach.

Teachers joining a Thinking School are largely unaware of what they will find. In order to help them to prepare we have developed an online course aimed at teachers who are joining a school that has adopted the Thinking School approach and who are unfamiliar with this concept. It is appropriate for any teacher in any type of school and for those of all levels of previous experience.

Free training is offered to TSN Premium Members.

Online Thinking School Induction Course

The purpose of the course is to invite participants to consider and engage with a range of ideas around the vision of a Thinking School and the approaches to thinking and learning utilised. By so doing, they may develop and deepen their understanding, particularly about the roles of the educator and the metacognitive student, which might inform and enrich practice.

The timing of the course is entirely flexible to suit your new staff
and give them the opportunity to become familiar with the concept of a
Thinking School before or as they start their new roles. Its purpose is to provide
a general overview of the Thinking School approach and not to train new
teachers in the specific thinking tools and strategies used within each
individual school. It is anticipated that these will be introduced by
school colleagues once the new teachers have familiarised themselves
with their new roles.

The online course consists of two one-hour modules. The first is a recorded module which can be accessed at any time, the second an interactive session facilitated by a TM tutor approximately one term later. Suggested follow-up reading and activities will be provided following each session. Each participant will receive a TM certificate on completion of the course.

The course content explores the following ideas:

  • What are the skills required and the challenges faced by 22nd Century learners?

  • What is a Thinking School?

  • What is the Thinking Matters 'Big Picture'?

  • How might we recognise a Thinking School? What evidence might we expect to see in the classroom?

  • In order to promote and support student centred learning, what do students need to do – and what do teachers and support staff need to do?

The cost is £59.99 +VAT per participant - and FREE for Premium TSN Members of the Thinking Schools Network

To find out more, call Thinking Matters on +44 (0) 1672 841824 or email us.

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