September 2020: This series of Webinars are designed for School Leadership and those wanting to learn more about adopting a whole school approach to developing metacognitive learners. The Webinars looks at what it actually means to be a Thinking School, what's different about the pedagogy and the pupils in Thinking Schools and what are the significant benefits involved.
What is a Thinking School?: This Webinar explores what it means to be a Thinking School. What sets a Thinking School apart from a non-thinking school? What does a Thinking Classroom look like and what learning behaviours can one expect to see from pupils?
Hosts: Ciaran Beatty, Headteacher, St James’s Primary, Richmond and Gemma Aukett, Thinking School, Coordinator, Gordon School, Surrey .
Why Become a Thinking School?: What are the benefits of being a Thinking School? How does it impact on your pupils, staff and the whole school?
Hosts: Alison Jacob, Headteacher at Edgware Primary School, London and Belinda Kistell, Asst Head, Leventhorpe Academy.
July 2020: This series of Webinars focused on the meaning of metacognition, how it can enhance the Recovery Curriculum and ease the process of pupils' return to learning after lockdown. The Webinars are designed for School Leadership and Classroom Practitioners.
Webinar 1: Metacognitive Tools for the Recovery Curriculum: Using Thinking Frames to Reflect on Lockdown Experiences. This webinar acts as an introduction to further online training on the Recovery Curriculum and Thinking Frames and how we can support schools in the most effective way.
Hosts: Lorna Gardiner (Head of Thinking Matters, Ireland), Claire Lawton (Head of Thinking & Learning, Danescourt Primary School).
Webinar 2a: Metacognitive Tools for the Recovery Curriculum: Using Habits of Mind to Reflect on Lockdown Experiences.
This Webinar is the perfect introduction to further online training on the Recovery Curriculum and Thinking Frames.
Hosts: Teresa Williams (Head of Training, Thinking Matters) and Richard Coe, Vice Principal, Glenmoor and Winton Academies, Bournemouth.
Webinar 2b: Metacognitive Tools for the Recovery Curriculum: Using Habits of Mind to Reflect on Lockdown Experiences. This Webinar is the perfect introduction to further online training on the Recovery Curriculum and Thinking Frames.
Hosts: Teresa Williams (Head of Training, Thinking Matters) and Peter Short, Yr 3 Teacher, Wellington Primary School, Hounslow.
Webinar 3: Motivating Staff for the New Term. This webinar explores sustainable strategies to improve leadership-staff relationships in times of change, optimising staff motivation when there's no time.
Hosts: Sonia Jewers (Occupational Psychologist, Change Management Expert & Thinking Matters Consultant), Charlotte Wheeler (Co-founder, The Oak Montessori).
Webinar 4: Why Metacognition is Central to the Recovery Curriculum. This webinar examines the evidence for metacognition to transform progress in ‘normal’ times and questions if it is the right approach in ‘unprecedented’ times. It explores how to develop independent learners in the current environment.
Hosts: Dr David Walters (Hon Research Assoc, University of Exeter), Dr Helen Lewis (Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Swansea).
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