Schools have now broken up for the Christmas holidays, and the New Year is nearly here - now is the perfect time for us to take a look back at the past year. Lots has happened in the education world (a new Ofsted framework, the fascinating PISA 2018 results…) and great research was published, making 2019 our most interesting year yet.
If you’re curious about what we were up to at InnerDrive in 2019, like stats or just want to know what our best resources were this year, keep reading...
This year was our most successful and productive yet - we visited 131 schools to deliver 475 workshops to teachers, students and parents (plus 24 keynote speeches). In total, our coaches travelled 24,778 miles over 3 countries. To put this in perspective, that’s just 123 miles less than the Earth’s circumference!
But we didn’t stop at delivering workshops. We published a whopping 127 blogs and 30 free classroom posters to bring the research from the science of learning to schools.
In addition to those, we tried out lots of new resources as well - we published 4 free ebooks, made a seven-part email course, wrote 9 classroom resources reviews and created 2 profile tests. Here is where you can check some of them out:
- How to improve metacognition in the classroom, a 17-page ebook
- The best ways to revise, a 15-page ebook
- Our free email course, The Science of Teaching and Learning
- Our classroom resources reviews
However, one of our proudest achievements this year is our new best-selling book, The Science of Learning: 77 studies that every teacher needs to know.
Do you want to know which of our resources other educators were interested in this year? Here are our best blogs from 2019:
- Do we teach boys and girls differently?
- Should teachers tell jokes in class?
- The most powerful sentence a parent can say
- How to use the Cornell Note Taking Method effectively
- 6 ways to improve self-awareness
- Flashcards: what, where, how and when?
- The impact of mobile phones on grades
- 10 ways parents can help their child revise
- Should teachers greet students at the door?
- The 10 most common mistakes students make
So, if you have read or used an InnerDrive resource or had us at your school for a workshop this year, we would like to say: thank you. We’ll see you in 2020 with even more resources!
Did you know we also work in sport psychology? To see what we made and what our athletes were up to in 2019, click here.