This section shares some of the highlights of James’s work with educational settings for 0-6 year olds including EYFS, pre-schools, daycare centres, kindergartens, nurseries and playgroups.
James is well known in many parts of the world for his inspirational, practical and thought provoking work with early years settings.
His most popular themes include:
In addition, James and his team at Challenging Learning have a large number of on-going long-term projects with daycare centres in Denmark and pre-schools in Sweden. You can find out more about the process they use at ChallengingLearning.com
Thanks for the many wise words - and a liberating way to describe everyday life in pre-school and the many opportunities that lie ahead to create more learning.
Entertaining speakers who are easy to understand. The workshops very much exceeded my expectations.
I just want to thank you for lifting me back to a state of “I love my job.” Thank you for a couple of fantastic hours in Århus today. I have been a little “tired” lately but now I am back on track :o)
We were so impressed at how well you “translated” all the important points from your own and Hattie’s books into the pre-school context – and that your examples were spot on.
The course was inspiring and informative, focusing on better teacher-student relations through dialogue and teacher-teacher feedback through action learning
Great speaker who managed to keep the energy high all day! / Fantastisk foredragsholder som formår at holde gang i energien hele dagen!
Nothing short of an AMAZING speaker. Time flew by! Although it was in English, the language was never a problem! / Intet mindre end FANTASTISK oplægsholder. Tiden fløj af sted! Selvom dagen foregik på engelsk, blev sproget aldrig på noget tidspunkt et problem!
Here are the topics offered by James and his team at Challenging Learning. A keynote can cover highlights of 1-2 themes; a day’s presentation can cover 1-2 in depth or highlights of 3-4; and the many long-term projects James runs tend to cover them all!
By James Nottingham and Jill Nottingham (2017)
James Nottingham and Jill Nottingham show how educators can specifically promote an exploratory approach. With the help of innovative models, strategies and exercises, they show how we can use our influence to promote a good teaching activity in preschools. In the chapters, there are summaries and reflection questions to support conversations about attitude, judgment and learning culture.
The book here focuses on how to help kindergarten children to learn how to learn.
The book addresses key issues such as the learning challenge, thinking skills and mindsets within a nurturing environment - always following up specific suggestions for reflection in the staff group and activities to try out with the children.
By James Nottingham (2012)
This inspiring, humorous and practical book shows what you can do to help children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. For everyone living and working with children – particularly teachers, parents, carers and youth workers.
I recommend this book to anyone wishing to help children learn. In it you will find some lovely ideas for improving the way we encourage, support and praise all young people.
James has developed a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research and practical advice into a truly compelling narrative.
By James Nottingham (2017)
The Learning Challenge describes the theory and practice of guiding students through the ‘Learning Pit’. It is a practical book filled with ideas for making lessons engaging, thought provoking and collaborative.
This book includes so many worthwhile processes to invoke the various stages of learning, to show the connections between these stages, and to identify evidence of impact from techniques that have been tried and tested in many contexts around the world by James Nottingham and his team. It is a pleasure reading a book that puts the challenge back into learning.