Grounded in research. Shaped by experience.
TailoredPractice is grounded in educational research and shaped by classroom experiences in numerous settings across different ages. We partner with schools to connect the dots between relationships, memory and mindset to create a culture and climate that maximises learning for all—educators and the young people we support.
BELONGING | NORMS EXPECTATIONS | BIAS
Build positive relationships by creating a sense of belonging, establishing norms and high expectations; and breaking down barriers like unintentional bias.
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COGNITIVE LOAD | RETENTION | KNOWLEDGE
Maximise Memory by managing cognitive load, using effective learning strategies, planning for long term retention and application of knowledge
SELF-BELIEF | METACOGNITION FEEDBACK | CLASSROOM TALK
Cultivate learning mindsets by building self-belief; developing metacognitive skills; and using feedback, goal setting and classroom talk effectively
A TAILORED APPROACH: HOW DOES IT WORK?
We build on what participants already know and do effectively and model effective teaching practice as we go.
What are you already doing?
We start by tapping into what you already know and do in your context.
What does the evidence say?
We present the research that is relevant to your focus in clear, memorable ways.
We show you what what the research looks like in practice in real classrooms.
We work with you to create a plan for putting it into practice in your school context.
"I came away buzzing and have already written by timeline for implementation in my school."
Head of Phase: Cooperation
Almondbury Community School
Making it Stick: Students learn about the science of learning
During form time, secondary school students participate in weekly sessions led by their tutors. They explore the science of how we learn and how to use different strategies to learn more effectively over the long term. Understanding memory is not just for teachers!
One of the most common questions older students ask when I teach them ways to maximise memory is, 'Why didn’t we learn this when we were younger?
from Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationship, Memory and Mindset (2019)
Read more about how we connect the dots in Tricia Taylor's blog. Click here to go to the page.
KEEP IN TOUCH
The new book, Connect the Dots Hits the Shelves
Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset is finally here. Written by Tricia Taylor with Nina Dibner and illustrated by Oliver Caviglioli, the book is an evidence-based practical guide for teachers and leaders