Arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research and practical advice, woven together with a truly compelling narrative
James Nottingham inspires teachers, leaders and support staff to reflect on and improve their pedagogy and leadership. He often keynotes conferences with thousands of delegates as well as full-day and half-day seminars for groups between 10 and 3000.
His most popular presentations include:
His company, Challenging Learning, is currently working with 198 schools, 41 pre-schools and 11 colleges across 32 projects in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the USA. As well as all of these long-term projects, James and his team also offer:
James Nottingham shares teaching and leadership practices that have the biggest impact on learning progress. These are all based on the most up-to-date and compelling evidence about what helps young people to lead stronger lives. His specialisms include:
James's best known work is on The Learning Pit. Having introduced it to his students in the late 1990s, the model can now be seen in thousands of classrooms and in more than 30 published books, including James's original text, Challenging Learning, and in his more recent title, The Learning Challenge: How to Guide Students Through the Learning Pit.
Based on the values of Philosophy for Children (P4C), the Learning Pit develops resilience; strengthens learning; builds a language of learning; and contributes towards self-efficacy and wisdom. To find out more, click here.