Great Teaching Bitesize: Reducing Distractions

Suitable for: Headteacher, Teachers, ECTs, LTA

Course code Keystages Presented by
PTL133 Foundation; KS1; KS2
  • Ian Richardson (Teaching and Learning Consultant)

This course will:
- provide an overview of Cognitive Load Theory;
- consider the distractions that may affect pupils in lessons; and
- suggest practical strategies to reduce distractions in the classroom.

“Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know.” Dylan Wiliam (Twitter 26/01/2017)

The layout of classrooms, daily routines and the presentation of new learning in lessons can all cause distractions for pupils, leading to a loss of focus and concentration on the learning. Cognitive Load Theory recommends strategies to optimise intrinsic cognitive load and reduce extraneous cognitive load. This short course will focus on reducing distractions around the classroom and in the way lessons are taught.

**OFFER: Book five courses from the 'Great Teaching Bitesize Suite' and pay for four. Please make five bookings as normal and we will discount one place. Courses available in this offer, search Bitesize PTL130 / 131 / 133 / 135 / 138 / 139 / 140 / 141 / 144 / 145 / 158 / 159 / 160 / 161 / 162

As this course is online, we would be grateful if you would attend on a device with a working camera and microphone.
**Please note, that this course is restricted to 2 delegates per setting.

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