Chris Watkins is an independent consultant and project leader. His publications are available at www.chriswatkins.net
When schools eventually do return they will need to change to get children re-engaged! Chris Watkins suggests important starting points for the journey from teacher-centred to learner centred classrooms, and then identifies the sort of language for learning which will go on to develop learning-centred cultures in classrooms and schools.
Too often learning is left out of the equation in teaching discussions. Chris Watkins suggests ways to put it back in, aiming for learning to reflect the teaching that is taking place.
Professional development is all about learning. Chris Watkins calls for teachers to be empowered as learners, for the need to combat siren external voices which distract from learning, and for school leaders to see themselves as lead learners.
Chris Watkins explores what constitutes effective learning and how to create a culture which encourages more learner autonomy.
Chris Watkins explores how using Appreciative Inquiry can ensure a focus on learning.
Chris Watkins says the attention given to learning in classrooms is often minimal and gives guidance on spotting the “space-invaders” which block learning.