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Learn to teach abroad with Limited Resource Teacher Training

The LRTT course introduces learners to a wide range of teaching methods vital for anyone about to teach abroad.
Instructor:
Tom Lewis
228 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Plan an effective lesson
Make lesson content relevant to pupils
Manage behaviour in the classroom
Use a variety of questioning techniques
Differentiate lessons for struggling learners
Differentiate lessons for fast learners
Use group work in the classroom effectively
Assess pupils learning effectively
Provide effective marking and feedback to pupils
Use a range of takeaway activities

Are you interested in volunteer teaching abroad? Have you been accepted onto a volunteer teaching programme and keen to complete some teacher training before you go?

The LRTT online course has been designed specifically to introduce you to the key principles of teaching in a limited resource environment and to prepare you for your volunteer teaching placement.

We're passionate about making sure those who travel abroad to teach have a positive impact. This course has been put together by a team of over 10 qualified teachers who have a range of International experience who are all dedicated to making sure volunteers don't just address the global issue of teacher shortage, but also improve quality, too.

This course is without doubt one of the most useful things you could do if you're off to teach abroad. We hope you find the content useful and wish you luck on your project.

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Introduction to the course

This video lecture explains how the course works, gives a clear view of the course structure and gets you thinking about your aims and objectives for the course.

Lesson Planning

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Three key questions for every lesson

This lecture will introduce you to the three key questions you should ask yourself when you start to plan a lesson.

2
Starters, Mains and Plenaries

This video lecture will introduce the traditional structure of a lesson. By the end of the video you should know the functions of a starter, a main and a plenary.

3
Lesson Planning FAQ's

In this video lecture Sam and Andy discuss some frequently asked questions about lesson planning. Hopefully it will answer some questions you may have at this point.

4
Lesson planning volunteer reflections

This video lecture includes a series of interviews with volunteers who have completed this course, sharing their experiences, the lessons they've learnt and the challenges they have faced on the ground.

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Lesson Planning

Thank you for completing Section 2: Lesson Planning. Please complete this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.


Engagement, Contextualisation and Motivation (ECM)

1
Making Learning Relevant to the Real World

In this video lecture you will learn how to engage pupils by make lesson content relevant to them, and why this is crucial to being an effective teacher.

2
Learning Styles

In this video lecture you will learn about the difference ways that pupils learn, the meaning of VAK, and how to use it in the classroom.

3
Motivation

In this video lecture you will learn about the different types of motivation, and how they affect the pupils' learning.

4
ECM - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam answer key questions about engagement, contextualisation and Motivation.

5
ECM - Volunteer Reflections

This video lecture returns to interviews with volunteers who share more of their experiences of using the methods discussed in this section and discuss what worked well and what challenges were faced.

6
Engagement Contextualisation and Motivation

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

1
What is good behaviour?

In this video lecture you will look at what is meant by 'good behaviour' and how behaviour relates to learning.

2
Prevention is better than the cure

In this video lecture you will look at key techniques to prevent bad behaviour before it starts.

3
How and when to sanction disruptive behaviour

This video lecture will help you to understand how and when to sanction disruptive behaviour in the classroom.

4
Behaviour - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam answer key questions about behaviour.

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Behaviour - Volunteer Reflections

This video lecture returns to interviews with volunteers who share more of their experiences of using the methods discussed in this section and talk about the methods they used to manage behaviour.

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Behaviour for Learning

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Questioning

1
Open and Closed questions

In this video lecture you will learn the difference between open and closed questions, and when each should be used.

2
Thinking Questions

In this video lecture you will learn a number of questioning techniques to ensure you use questioning as effectively as possible in the classroom.

3
Wait time - creating time to think

In this video lecture you will learn about how to get the best out of pupils with your questioning.

4
Questioning - FAQs

In this video video lecture Sam and Andy talk through some of the common questions on the topic of questioning within teaching.

5
Questioning - Volunteer Reflections

This video includes a series of interviews with volunteers who have completed this course, sharing their

experiences, the lessons they've learnt and the challenges they have faced on the ground.

6
Questioning

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Differentiation for Struggling Learners

1
The link between lesson difficulty and behaviour

In this video lecture you will look at how pupils are affected when the content of a lesson is pitched too high for them, and they don't understand.

2
Theory of Differentiation

In this video lecture you will look at the theory behind differentiation to understand how learning happens, and why it's crucial to differentiate the support you offer pupils to ensure they are moving forward with their learning.

3
Three ways to support learners

In this lecture you will learn 3 techniques to help you embed differentiation in your lessons, and cater to the needs of every pupil.

4
Differentiation for struggling learners - FAQs

In this video lecture, Andy and Sam answer key question about differentiation for struggling learners.

5
Differentiation for struggling learners - Volunteer Reflections

This video lecture includes interviews with volunteers who have completed this course, sharing their

experiences of using differentiation to support stuggling learners.

6
Differentiation for Slow Learners

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Differentiation for Fast Learners

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Extension Tasks

In this video lecture you will learn how to effectively use extension tasks to sufficiently challenge the most able pupils.

2
Success Criteria

In this video lecture you will learn how to use success criteria to ensure every pupil gets the most out the lesson.

3
Differentiation for fast learners - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam talk through some frequently asked questions about differentiation for fast learners.

4
Differentiation for Fast Learners - Volunteer Reflections

This video lecture will return to speaking to volunteers who have completed the course to find out from them how they used extension tasks and higher order thinking in their lessons.

5
Differentiation for Fast Learners

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Group Work

1
Why Group Work?

This video lecture you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of group work.

2
How to set the groups

This video lecture you will learn about different methods of grouping pupils, and how to use group roles effectively.

3
Group Work - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam share some common questions asked by volunteers about how to use group work in the classroom.

4
Group Work - Volunteer Reflections

This video lecture will return to speaking to volunteers who have completed the course to find out from them how they used group work in their lessons.

5
Group Work

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Assessment for Learning (AFL)

1
Five ways of Checking the Learning

This video lecture introduces and explains 5 of the best ways to check that your pupils are learning.

2
Assessment for Learning - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam respond to a number of frequently asked questions about AFL.

3
Assessment for Learning - Volunteer Reflections

This video lecture will include interviews with volunteers who have completed the course to find out from them how they used assessment for learning in their lessons.

4
Assessment for Learning

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Marking and Feedback

1
The Difference between Summative and Formative Marking

In this video lecture you will learn about different types of feedback and how to ensure it is of real value to your pupils.

2
Marking Pupils Books

In this video lecture you will learn several practical marking methods to ensure you are offering maximum benefit to pupils and being time efficient.

3
Marking and Feedback - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam talk through a few frequently asked questions about marking and feedback.

4
Marking and Feedback - Volunteer Reflections

In this video lecture we return to the volunteers to hear about their experiences trying out different ways of marking and feedback.

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Marking and Feedback

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Takeaways

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Starting the Lesson

In this lecture you will learn a series of transferable techniques to get a lesson off to a great start.

2
Lesson Plenaries

In this lecture you will learn a series of transferable techniques to have a great end to a lesson.

3
Takeaways - FAQs

In this video lecture Andy and Sam answer key questions about takeaways.

4
Takeaways - Volunteer Reflections

In this video lecture we return to the volunteers to hear about their experiences trying out different takeaways and when they found them to be most useful.

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Takeaways

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Ready to Teach

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Good luck in the classroom!

This video lecture is the final video of the course. We wish you luck in your teaching and hope this course has given you the tools to feel confident about stepping into the classroom and teach an effective lesson.

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