Talk-Less Teaching

Make your pupils work harder than you

  • Practical ways to help learners understand complex topics

  • New ways to monitor progress and check understanding

  • Take away highly interactive strategies to:

    • Support independent learning

    • Ensure no passengers

    • Make collaborative learning work

    • Reduce lesson planning

  • Use assessment to help learners embed and use knowledge fluently

Isabella Wallace

Isabella Wallace

Date: 10th Jul 2019

Isabella Wallace is co-author of the best-selling teaching guides, Pimp Your Lesson! and Talk-Less Teaching, and the new ‘Best of the Best’ classroom guides for teachers. An experienced and award-winning educator, she is consultant and contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Education and presents on outstanding teaching and learning.

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Ensure all learners are actively engaged

Encourage learners to ask questions

Promote appropriate discussion about subject matter

Help learners actively integrate new knowledge into larger concepts

Foster learner resilience, confidence and independence

Ensure group work is purposeful and effective


Help learners retain knowledge in the long term

Focus teacher talk on effective questioning and feedback

Call attention to and review the main ideas of a lesson

Present information to learners in a clear, concise way

Adapt to the emerging needs of your learners

Use assessment to help learners embed and use knowledge fluently

Stretch and challenge pupils by raising expectations

Keep learners' personal development as priority


Maximise opportunities for learners to contribute to classroom dialogue and actively participate in lessons.


Delegates receive

Ways to teach new concepts

Questioning techniques

Tools to manage classrooms

Alternative ways to meaningfully cover complex content

Lunch and refreshments

Online post-course support

Delegate file including CPD certificate

First delegate rate

£299 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£279 + VAT

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