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Would you like your students to:

  • develop a strong sense of self-efficacy
  • engage willingly in challenging tasks
  • interact with empathy & respect
  • boost their resilience, determination & curiosity
  • be critical, creative, caring & collaborative thinkers

The Learning Pit can help you boost these qualities.

The Learning Pit helps you
to build:

  • collective & efficacy

  • a language of learning & metacongnition

  • students’ willingness to engage in challenge

  • teachers’ questioning strategies to move students from surface to deep learning

  • resilience, determination & curiosity

Are you looking to strengthen the learning culture for all students?  

Then you’ve come to the right place!

Over the last 20+ years, independent evaluations show the significant impact we have when supporting staff in schools, pre-schools, colleges, and school districts. Our specialisms include: deepening the impact of feedback; improving the ways in which students interact and think together; embedding a growth mindset; building resilience, determination, and collective / self-efficacy; using Philosophy for Children (P4C) to build thinking skills; and of course, showing you how to make the very most of the Learning Pit!

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Recommendations from professors Carol Dweck, John Hattie, & Mick Waters ...

“James Nottingham & his team have the skills of explaining the complex in a way which is accessible & inviting. The examples of how it could be & the insights into what success looks like will leave staff wanting to do things differently without a bag of guilt to weigh them down”

Professor Mick Waters
Former Director of the UK Government’s Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
“The Learning Pit team will help you navigate the world of educational research & focus on actions that can have high impact. I enjoy the clarity & good humour they bring to their work as will you. I highly recommend them”
Professor Carol Dweck
Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University
“The Learning Pit is a critical element of creating Visible Learners. James Nottingham and his team help teachers hone the necessary pedagogical skills of dialogue, feedback, questioning & mindset. There’s no better resource to encourage all learners to know & maximise their impact
Professor John Hattie
Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute

Regional Contacts

Head Office (UK)
T: +44 1670 330036

Carmen Bergmann
T: +1 309 245 6885

Australia (AEST)
Emma Robertson
T: +61 457 632 398

Clare Barnfather
T: +81 90 6434 1256

Head Office Address

Challenging Learning,
2 Linnet Court,
Cawledge Business Park,
Alnwick, Northumberland,
NE66 2GD, UK

The Learning Pit is part of the Challenging Learning group with offices in the UK, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, USA

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