"Both speakers were fantastic - I feel freshly enthused and inspired about teaching this important topic. I have also come away with much more in the way of resources and ideas for how to teach the material. "
"Howard Goodall's speech was captivating, informative and challenging and Dr Miguel Mera's lecture has given me ideas and new approaches. There were lots of musical examples that I can use in my teaching."
"It was a really useful day that has given me new ideas about how to approach many different texts. It's made me very excited to start teaching the 19th century novel next term! "
"How fantastic to hear from such wonderful speakers on two complimentary but very different topics. It has made me excited to go away and teach civil rights."
"Speakers were brilliant. So refreshing to immerse myself in the History again, not just in ways to teach it. Challenging and inspiring. I want to go home and re-plan all my lessons!"
"Really helpful and interactive sessions. I will endeavour to implement all that was spoken about in my practice."
"Lots of great ideas to take back to the classroom delivered with great energy"
"Erudite and fascinating insights into the play gained from the lecturers. Enjoyed the opportunity to meet with like minded, passionate and professional teachers to share a wealth of ideas"
"The content of the day fitted together and collectively formed a rich range of ideas, new and deeper learning and classroom activities. Both lectures were engaging, they offered new perspectives on well-used texts and will, no doubt, re-invigorate my teaching. Teacher led workshop was practical and useful."
"Very interesting speakers with great knowledge and ideas that opened up new avenues and areas of discussion for myself and further teaching."
"All speakers were clean and engaging. Everything about today was really accessible. A great course, thank you."
"The speakers were very interesting. They made a real effort to enthuse and introduce us to the topic to a great degree of detail. A very well worthwhile day!"
"Very inspiring; helped bring the subject to life. I had a lot of unanswered questions about how I could better teach this subject and they have now been addressed."
"Will definitely be using some of the ideas and activities in the classroom, and be sharing them with my colleagues (12 in the team)"
"It is a privilege to have access to such well qualified and expert speakers - the high calibre of speakers sets the PTI events apart from other courses"
"A very useful day. I’m coming away with useful ideas and new knowledge of Spanish Culture."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the range of activities and feel I have learned lots. Thank you."
"Very useful and enjoyable. Presenters very high quality and well informed- a real pleasure and passed very quickly. I rarely leave without a sense Of cynicism about a course, but today I will."
"The sessions were very interesting and informative, and will surely help to bring elements of ‘fun’ into the classroom."
"Physics is my weakness – I now feel confident to teach the Energy topic now so thank you."
"An excellent day – thank you. A great mix of meet the experts and teaching methodology as always."
"I really enjoyed the day – it’s important to refresh the teacher as a person through interesting lectures/visits, and this will always have a positive impact in the classroom. Excellent gallery visit was really inspiring."
"I really enjoyed every aspect of the day and found it re-invigorated me as to how I could be more creative in the classroom. Both speakers were excellent and spoke in a way that was both stimulating for me personally, and also gave ideas as to how to approach and use art in a classroom situation."
"Thank you to all involved for a very worthwhile day. Such a lovely opportunity to listen, absorb and reflect."
"It has been an invaluable experience in terms of opening my eyes to new literature (for my own development) and also in recommending suitable text choices (and paintings) for students."