Feedback from our workshops

This page contains feedback from teachers who attended a workshop.

Reasons to go on the workshop….

  • effective strategies of learning based on evidence
  • statistically proven to make a difference
  • useful insights on how to ensure learning takes place
  • implement the ideas quickly
  • see how much of what you already do is effective. 

The best/most useful bit of the workshop was

  • How the brain learns and the importance of the learning cycle
  • Questioning strategies and activating prior knowledge
  • Busting some of the myths!
 

This section contains feedback from teachers who attended a workshop..

(bullet points below are from individual teachers)

You should go on this EBTN training session because…….

  • you can spend time embedding new techniques into your teaching which are statistically proven to make a difference.
  • you can get useful insights on how to ensure learning takes place. You can also implement the ideas quickly.
  • you will learn about things that you can do quickly and easily to improve your teaching. You will also see how much of what you already do is effective.
  • it provides you with a profound understanding of the connections between how the brain synthesizes learning and more importantly the session identifies some of the more effective strategies of learning based on evidence.

You should run an EBTN training session for the whole staff because….

  • it’s worth knowing the results of educational research so that you can channel the school into techniques which are proven to work.
  • it is evidenced-based and staff will be singing from the same page.
  • it is practical and very informative. The strategies discussed can be implemented easily into lesson planning.
  • it really makes a difference! All teachers, however experienced, can benefit from understanding what strategies really work.
  • it will have a large impact on achievement for a relatively small investment of money.
  • this is the way forward if we wish to sustain pupil progress and see our pupils learning thrive.

The best/most useful bit of the session was…..

  • How the brain learns and the importance of the learning cycle
  • Questioning strategies and activating prior knowledge
  • Busting some of the myths!
Ollie Fernie

The help with how exactly to word ‘Advanced Organiser’ resources and having time to write these.  Also the examples of the graphical methods.
Rachel Fenn

  • Learning the functionality of the brain and connecting this to ‘learning’
  • Focused approach on the top ten most effective strategies

Shamin Khan

I found the day to be helpful and encouraging towards making changes in my teaching to take account of the overwhelming evidence from Hattie’s review of the research studies. The printed notes, as further expounded and annotated, will be more useful to refer back to as a summary than Petty’s book.
Tom Dewhurst

the number of ideas for learning in the classroom and the clarity that the evidence has provided.
Duncan Fudge

Thinking/discussing how I would implicate the research findings.
Charlie Hosking

Other feedback

I thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it one of the best bits of teaching and learning based cpd I have been on for some time. I will be digesting it for some time and feeding it back in stages to colleagues at my school.
 
I feel that the evidence-based approach is essential as there are so many fads in education. Looking back, some of the fads over the last 10 years have achieved little and were a distraction. This is a message I will be taking to my own school.
 
It helped me to see that a number of techniques that I have used for some time are in the top ten and I now feel able to articulate to colleagues why these techniques are effective. Those techniques I practise already I will make a point of using more and getting others to use more. There was nothing in the top ten which was totally new to me, but a number which I realise I should be practising far more.
 
This was excellent cpd. I would consider sending another colleague if I had the opportunity – but I am grateful that the price was not too high – if it were, I probably would not have come at all
 
Regards
Andy Simson (Assistant Head Teacher, CPD, Hall Green School, Birmingham)

Thank you very much for the session last week. I found it very useful and I will giving my department some training on some of the key strategies next term.
I will also let my CPD coordinator know of the huge benefits that all staff could gain from the session.
Best Wishes
Ollie

I enjoyed the day and it was good to have some “flesh on the bones” of the ideas in the EBTN newsletter.
I am inspired to try some of the techniques and as a deputy head I intend to drive some of them through whole school initiatives by sharing ideas with the colleagues ic CPD.
The book list was useful and the booklet was also good and hearing from/working with colleagues was useful.
 
1. Recommend more strongly that participants do look though the booklet in advance  
2. Recommend that colleagues come in pairs to encourage joint working on their return to school
David Feldman