Welcome to the Course

Hello and welcome to the course. Thank you for signing up. It's great to have you here!

Help Your Teen to Learn presents you with a complete support package designed to give you everything you need to support your teen's learning, specifically between the ages of 13 and 16.

The course is divided into seven sections:

  • Introduction: Helping Your Teen to Learn
  • Thinking About Learning
  • Fostering Resilience
  • Deepening Knowledge
  • Sharpening Skills
  • Supporting Revision
  • Play, Engagement and Enjoyment

You can work your way through these in sequence, or you can do them in an order that suits you. My only advice would be to do Section 1 first, as this lays the groundwork for all that follows.

Each section contains four videos, a practical guide and a cheat sheet. Sections 5, 6 and 7 also include bonus resources. These are ready-made tools you can use to support your teen's learning and revision.

The videos are packed with insights and guidance about key aspects of learning. The guides present practical strategies, activities and techniques you can use with your teen (and feel free to adapt, modify and develop them so they work for you). And the cheat sheets are concise, one-page summaries highlighting the key takeaways from each section and reminding you of the practical tools contained in the guides. In total, there are more than fifty practical strategies in the guides, along with another 30 revision strategies in the bonus resource included in Section 6. So plenty for you to use and share with your teen.

Finally, there is a course workbook. You will find this at the end of this section. There are two versions - one you can edit online and one optimised for printing at home. The course workbook is optional. Take a look and decide if you want to use it. If you do, great! If not, that's OK too. The most important thing is to use the course and the course materials in a way that works for you.

So that's about it. Introduction over, course introduced and practicalities covered. All that's left for me to say is good luck, I hope you enjoy the course and I'm sure you'll do a brilliant job helping your teen to learn.

About Mike

Mike is the author of more than 40 books on teaching, learning and education, including numerous bestsellers. He has written over 90 guides covering different aspects of classroom practice and his work has been translated into Dutch, Hebrew, Welsh, Arabic and Chinese. Mike’s online teaching resources are some of the most popular of all time, having been viewed and downloaded more than 4 million times by teachers in over 180 countries and territories.

Mike works with schools, colleges, and governments in the UK and overseas. He provides high-quality training, school improvement services and consultancy on teaching and learning. He also works with businesses and charities who want to support teachers and learners, helping them to create bespoke online content.

Mike started his career as a teacher in central London before setting up Gershon Learning Limited in 2014. He was educated at the universities of York and London, gaining degrees in History and Sociology, as well as a PGCE from the Institute of Education. Find out more at www.mikegershon.com and see Mike's course for parents of 5-12 year-olds at www.helpyourchildtolearn.com

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