Professional Development for Primary Teachers
Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT
A change of direction for young learner teaching
Do you believe that education is stuck in the 20th century? Are you looking for inclusive, learner-centred approaches that will engage all your students? If so, you’re in the right place.
Learn how and why you should consider transforming the way you teach with Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT.
Here you’ll find CPD courses and resources to help you transition towards a learner-led English language classroom which works for all your students.
Do you want to make a difference?
Choose a learner-centred approach
Learner-centred approaches are flexible. They are inclusive because they allow learners with different needs to focus on their own strengths. Inquiry and Project-based learning are used in primary classrooms around the world. However, many ELT teachers are reluctant to adopt such approaches because they believe them to be difficult to implement and, perhaps, they are not sure how to go about it.
I want to help you develop strategies that will enable you to implement such approaches in your own classroom.
I would love to see children around the world learn English through inclusive methodologies.
Where they are in charge of their learning.
Where they are learning about the real world through investigation and hands-on projects.
Where they learn critical and creative thinking skills, communication and collaboration skills. Where they become future-ready.
Where they are truly engaged and excited about what they are learning!
So how can I make this happen?
By helping you develop learner-centred approaches and by providing resources and materials to help you implement these approaches in your classroom.
Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT
Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT is a new series of professional development courses and resources for teachers who want to make and inspire change. Whether you’re familiar with educational approaches such as Inquiry-based and Project-based learning or these terms are new to you, the courses will help you develop your teaching skills, methodology and approaches in the young learner classroom. The resources will provide you with an easy way to get started with Inquiry-based learning, with enough flexibility for it to work with most primary-aged children.
Inquiry-based Learning Course
Comprehensive training for young learner teachers who want to move towards a learner-centred approach. Inquiry-based learning puts your learners at the heart of the classroom.
This is a six-week online group programme including live workshops.
Inclusive Approaches for Primary Teachers
What is inclusion? How can we ensure our English programmes are inclusive? In this course, we’ll explore the key principles of inclusivity through the Inclusive Pedagogies Framework, with a focus on young learner needs and wellbeing.
Inquiry Resource Packs
Themed inquiry resource packs ready to use in your classroom.
Whether you’re new to inquiry-based learning or just need new ideas, the resource packs are a great starting point. Each pack includes comprehensive teaching notes and learrner worksheets.
I came to the Incluisve Approaches course a relative rookie to inclusivity. Although I’d attended a few workshops and had just taken part in Michelle’s ‘Back to School Challenge’, I would readily admit that I wasn’t doing enough to make my primary classrooms as inclusive as they should be. Having just stepped back into a DoS role, the timing was perfect. The course was structured with a good balance of theory and practical elements, allowing us time to delve into Michelle’s ‘Inclusive Pedagogies Framework’ and explore how it could apply to our contexts. No mean feat either, as many participants were from vastly different backgrounds and working contexts. The course community that Michelle created was another strength of the course and made the live sessions and reflection tasks both productive and enlightening. In the months since finishing, I’ve found myself thinking, planning, and teaching much more critically to make our lessons and materials as inclusive as possible. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to any educational professional looking to integrate inclusive practices into their classroom or materials.
Make next year your best year for you and your learners
What changes would you like to make for the next academic year?
🎯Perhaps you are keen to work on creating a positive classroom experience where all students feel they belong.
🎯Maybe you’ve noticed a lack of engagement and have a class that is struggling with a more traditional approach.
🎯Or you have students with different needs who would benefit from additional flexibility.
🎯You may have already decided that you want to give your students more autonomy and independence and are ready to try a new approach.
In the third term, it can be useful to start reflecting on the year and think about any changes you might want to make for next year. That’s why I’m launching my new course on inquiry-based learning: Inspiring Inquiries.
The course will run from 22nd May to 3rd July.
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