James helps staff from all phases of education strengthen their culture of learning by sharing effort-saving strategies, modelling effective practice, and drawing advice from the most up-to-date and compelling research.
Build Your Team’s Capacity
Designed For Your Context
James does not have a ‘standard’ presentation. He avoids quick fixes and pre-determined, externally imposed ‘solutions’ in favour of enhancing learner agency (staff and students), in a contextualised, sensitive manner.
Learning, Mastery, and Engagement
The guidance James offers is grouped into three broad categories: Learning, Mastery, and Engagement. Professional learning can draw on elements of all three themes or be focused on one in more depth.
His most popular topics include:
- Classroom talk / dialogic teaching
- Efficacy (self & collective)
- Feedback & assessment
- Growth mindset
- Learning to Learn
- Philosophy for Children (P4C)
- The Learning Pit
There are almost as many terms used in research as there are studies in education. James have chosen to use terms selected by John Hattie in his Visible Learning database. A definition for each connected term shown above can be found at VisibleLearningMetaX.com.
The effect sizes are included (the higher the ‘score’, the greater the probable effect on student learning), but please note that there is a story behind every headline! (which James will gladly share as part of his support for schools, pre-schools, and colleges).
Consultant, Author, Keynote Speaker
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THE LEARNING PIT®
This trademark is held by James Nottingham (reg. No. 6.381.157) Uses of the Learning Pit for educational and not-for-profit purposes are usually permitted when seeking permission via this site.
This is the name of the group of companies founded by James Nottingham (full details shown on the Contact Us page). It is also the name of his first book.