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Teacher Professional Development

How the Mind Learns
  • The Memory Registers
  • The Cognitive Load Theory
  • Forming Deep Memories
  • Whole-Brain Learning Approaches
Motivating Students to Learn
  • Environmental and Social Factors
  • Beliefs and Expectations
  • External and Internal Motivation
  • Curiosity and Learning
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Building Rigour into Lesson Plans
  • Understanding How the Mind Learns
  • Learning Outcomes and Assessments
  • In-Class Instructional Plans
  • Starting at Student Levels
Assessment Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to Assessments
  • In-Class Assessments
  • Structured Tests
  • Analyses of Student Responses
Understanding by Design (UbD)
  • The What and Why of UbD
  • UbD and Learning Outcomes
  • UbD and Assessments
  • UbD and Classroom Instruction
Multi-Disciplinary Learning
  • Designing Learning Outcomes
  • Planning a Multi-Disciplinary Unit
  • Strategies for Different Subjects
  • Executing a Multi-Disciplinary Unit
Project-Based Learning
  • Experiencing PBL
  • Creating the PBL Mindset
  • Facilitating PBL
  • Assessment in PBL
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Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Experiencing IBL
  • Creating a Culture of Curiosity
  • Facilitating IBL
  • Assessment in IBL
  • Experiencing Constructivism
  • Resources and Conversations
  • Asking the Right Questions
  • Constructivism in the Classroom
Remedial Learning
  • Identifying Students 
  • Remedial Learning Models
  • Accelerating Learning
  • Planning for Remediation
Foundational Literacy
  • How the Mind Learns to Read
  • Systematic Phonics Instruction
  • Rich Vocabulary Instruction
  • Deepening Reading Comprehension
Early Writing and Phonics
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Pre-Writing Skills
  • Systematic Phonics Instruction
  • Handwriting and Stages of Writing
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Foundational Numeracy
  • How the Mind Learns Numeracy
  • Intuitive Number Sense
  • 7 Components of Numeracy
  • A Culture of Numeracy
Whole-Child Development
  • Holistic Development and Milestones
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Socio-Emotional-Ethical Skills
  • Integration with Academics
Play-Based Learning
  • What is Play-Based Learning?
  • Learning Outcomes for Play
  • Planning for the Classroom
  • Structured and Unstructured Play

Live Online Courses

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Early Writing and Phonics

This 8-hour course is ideal for preschool teachers, content creators and parents of toddlers. It will cover three main topics: building fine motor and pre-writing skills, building phonemic awareness, and building phonics and handwriting skills.

This course will be over two weekends, and once you attend the first weekend, we will send you a complimentary phonics starter kit.

Online, Live

Dates: 27, 28 May, 3, 4 June 2023

Time: 4 PM to 6 PM

More courses coming soon...

Teacher Professional Development for Schools

Why us?

  • We are the first team in the country to convert education research into implementable tools and techniques for teachers.

  • Our methods lead to greater attention, motivation and retention among students.

  • We have years of teacher professional development experience.

How will the programme be implemented in the school?

  • Filling in the interest form

  • Conducting a need analysis survey

  • Finalising programme schedule and logistics

  • Implementing the programme in the form of courses and culture-building

For more information on the types of courses download our brochure.

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Our Experts


Ritu Lamba

Founder, Things Education

I am an education expert, with deep knowledge of pedagogy and foundational learning.

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Aniruddh Sastry

Founder, Things Education

I am an assessment expert with deep interest in inquiry pedagogy. 

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