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T-Insight, Level Two (Primary)

Consolidate teacher knowledge, build reflective practice and develop self efficacy

During this course teachers will develop a range of attributes identified as important for teaching in primary education. Teachers engage with real-life scenarios and receive real-time feedback and suggestions for practice from more experienced teachers, as well as some useful readings and resources for their ongoing professional development.

T-Insight

 

 

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Beginning teachers
  • QTS (Assessment only) candidates
  • Qualified teachers from overseas looking to apply for a teaching position in a UK school

 

Features

  • Access for one year, any time, anywhere
  • Technical support
  • Four feedback reports
  • Data insights for licensee
  • Access to a secure platform
  • Seminar guides for host institutions
  • And more!

 

Boosts confidence, knowledge and reflective practice

T-Insight boosts confidence, develops teacher knowledge and builds reflective practice. Participants can access each module and then try out some new strategies in their classrooms or perhaps discuss ideas with their colleagues before continuing with the course.

5 scenarios per module

Each module includes five scenarios where teachers view the scenario, then rate the appropriateness of three possible responses and write a brief rationale for each. Next, they find out how experienced teachers rated each response and most importantly why.

4 feedback reports

The feedback report at the end of each module will show teachers their overall alignment with experienced teachers and includes resources, readings and ideas for practice.

Why should you choose this course?

By providing real-time feedback from expert teachers, new teachers learn in a supportive and collaborative online environment and are then able to embed these principles into their own classrooms. T-Insight courses provide organisations with rich data to nurture new teachers and identify those who may need additional support.

What modules are included?

Module One: Behaviour Management: strategies to help students regulate emotions, evidence-informed approaches, strategies for inclusive student participation, proactive approaches to managing challenging behaviour, accommodating student differences, sensitive behaviour approaches, building trust with parents. 

Module Two: Adapting Teaching: identifying student barriers to learning, using observations to inform teaching, developing effective learning behaviours in students, strategies for group work, having a ‘Plan B’, understanding progression across subjects, teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. 

Module Three: Communicating with Parents and/or Guardians: preparing for parents’ & guardians evenings’, approaches to homework, building honest and transparent relationships with parents, working with classroom helpers, difficult conversations with parents. 

Module Four: Working with Colleagues: receiving mentor feedback, working with teaching assistants, dealing with sensitive information / inappropriate comments by students towards other staff, prioritising  extra responsibilities, setting boundaries, code of practice for teachers. 

Once participants complete the course, they will be able to download a final report and a certificate of completion.

What teaching attributes are developed?

Mindset

Mindset

Communication

Communication

Judgement

Judgement

Organisation

Organisation

Resilience

Resilience

Emotional Management

Emotion Management

Empathy

Empathy

Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness

Adaptability

Adaptability

Planning

Planning

Here is an example scenario:

Scenario: You are bringing students in to your class at the beginning of the day when a parent of one of your pupils, Aidan, approaches you. She seems very upset and wants to speak to you immediately. She tells you that when Aidan was playing in the playground yesterday, another student tackled him while playing the game “tag”, which left a bruise on his arm. You do not know any details of the incident as no one has informed you about it.

Possible Response: Bring Aidan’s parent with you to class registration to discuss their concerns

Expert feedback:

This conversation needs to be confidential. It is important that Aidan and his peers do not hear what you’re discussing with Aidan’s parent. 

Instead, communicate how and when you will contact her while calmly and confidently thanking her for letting you know.

Frequently Asked Questions

T-Insight courses have been developed in a coherent way to support the continuous professional development of teachers. Level One courses have been designed to suit pre-serice teachers, with level two courses building on this and developing in complexity. Content has been carefully linked to developing teaching behaviours.

T-Insight can help to prepare preservice teachers for entering the classroom and support early career teachers in consolidating their knowledge and building reflective practice. It is cost-effective and research-proven to increase teaching confidence and reflective practice. T-Insight can also identify participants who may need additional support. Courses can be completed at any time, anywhere in the world and have been tested with over 10000 participants in the UK and Australia.

Courses develop non-academic competencies that are relevant for all teachers such as empathy & communication, resilience & adaptability and emotion management. The focus may vary across courses depending on the mix of scenarios presented.

Equally, T-Insight supports the acquisition of key teaching behaviours through engagement with authentic scenarios around core topics such as managing behaviour and adaptive teaching.

All of the classroom scenarios included in our products are developed through close partnerships with experienced teachers and educators working in the profession. The scenarios depict classroom situations that teachers have experienced or observed during their careers. As the scenarios are based on real classroom events, participants have the opportunity to critically reflect on how they might respond to a range of challenging situations they may encounter in their own classrooms in a low-risk and supportive environment. Scenarios are designed to be realistic, depicting situations that may happen within a classroom and providing responses that a person may reasonably be expected to do.

Hosting seminars in conjunction with the T-Insight modules is completely optional and depends on your requirements and preferences. However, guided group discussions can be a great way to encourage your students and/or staff to discuss the classroom scenarios and related educational concepts and issues in more depth. We offer resources and seminar guides that you can use to facilitate seminars following each T-Insight session that are designed to a) stimulate discussion amongst participants, b) enable participants to share multiple perspectives of teaching & learning, and c) further build participants’ teaching confidence and classroom readiness.

Staff at host organisations can log into their dashboard to view completions for all users.

T-Insight courses are available on a license basis. The cost is on a per user basis and discounts are available for bulk purchases. Please get in touch with us to discuss your programme needs.