Nina's Notes

for Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning

Professional Development brought to your school

On-Site Teacher Training

 

You know how those teachers who challenge students and help them think and learn on personal level seem to be the most successful ones?  No wonder, because instead of just delivering the facts and information so that students can successfully be processed through the exams, they actually instill the need for thinking and the seeds of lifelong learning. Today, more than ever, your students need the ability to think for themselves, and to think critically, because in our pluralistic modern world it is essential to know the difference between information and knowledge.

 

I wish to help your teachers and students find the school success through the rewarding experience of accelerated learning. Your students can achieve much better school success on their own level when provided with highly effective and knowledgeable teachers. In order to remain highly effective, teachers need new ideas to reflect upon and to use in their learning facilitation. 

 

Let me help with that! Email me at nina@ninacsmith.com or call 1-888-9TEACHME (1-888-983-2246)

 

 

Working side-by-side with teachers, I provide customized, interactive learning sessions as well as individual coaching in the classroom.  Training sessions can be implemented into your schooldays, staff meetings or instructional days. An average session last 60 to 90 minutes and contains handouts of the topic and a one-hour follow-up contact with teachers within two weeks of training. Training can also lead to Teaching and Learning Improvement, Workshops or Observations, if desired.

 

 

Some of the Training Topics:

 

 

Cognitive Tools:

 

Constructive Tools:

Cooperative Tools:

ü        Autonomous Learning

ü        Cognitive Apprenticeship

ü        Critical Thinking

ü        Making Thinking Visible

ü        Meta-cognitive Tools

ü     Active Learning

ü     Deep vs. Shallow Learning

ü     Learning Cycles

ü    Students' Self Evaluation

ü     Executive Functions

        

ü        Emotionally Safe Learning Environment 

ü        Increasing Student Participation

ü        Meaningful Learning