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Books Open Training Events 2019-2020

Mike presents at a wide range of events. Choose the topics below that match your needs & interest. At these sessions Mike is an invited facilitator, presenter, keynote speaker or workshop leader. The events are not organised by Thinking Classroom but Mike uses Thinking Classroom ideas and resources throughout. Please use the contact details provided to enquire about places & exact costs and let them know you heard about the session through this website. Thanks.

Zoom School, with optional "Pre Session" to Learn the Basics

Using Zoom to design teaching, training, meetings and communities - a learn, share and try out session 845 - Soft Check-in for New to Zoom only - learn the basics 915 - Official start

Next Session: 4th July 9:15   Online   Run by Thinking Classroom  

What We Do: Zoom School is a weekly session for anyone who wants to get fresh ideas for teaching and training and to connect in a friendly and safe space with others doing the same. Each week we'll check in, say hi, grab a virtual do-nut and coffee, then get learning. It's the same format but with a different content focus each time. Check Eventbrite for this week's Focus.

Cost and Booking: Free;Further Information & Booking through Mike Fleetham's Eventbrite Page.

Designong Effective Online Learning & Training

Two 2hr Sessions   Online   Run by Wandle TSA  

Learn how to blend, modify and redefine your teaching and training from EYFS-KS4 (K-12) to HE and corporate


• Session 1 - Wednesday 15th July 1345-1545 BST
• Session 2 - Friday 18th July 1345-1545 BST

Is this for you:

Yes, if you are a teacher, trainer, consultant, leader in education/training locally, nationally or internationally who wants to make the most of online tools for teaching and learning, professional development and successful meetings.

This course is delivered using Zoom but the principles are applicable to any and all online/e-learning platforms and learning management systems - Google Classroom, Newrow, MS Teams, GoTo Meeting, 8x8 and others.

2 x 2hr online sessions over a week delivering parallel themes of the technical and pedagogical aspects of online learning.
• Session 1 - Zoom basics & learning basics; Zoom hosting & online pedagogy
• Session 2 - Online discussions & learning design; Online communities and curriculum design

Throughout, you will experience a host of practical ways to make the very best of an online learning platform - ideas that you can use right away in your own work.

The course is underpinned by evidence - based research into effective learning and e-learning and covers synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning design.

Cost and Booking: approx £95. Further Information & Booking through Wandle TSA
Email for info:  If you would like to chat to or call for a chat.


Thinking Heads: "All of us are smarter than any one of us"

Six 2hr Sessions   Wandsworth, South London   or Online  

A series of six 2 hour facilitated sessions addressing challenges commonly faced by headteachers.

  • Thursday 1st October 2020
  • Thursday 12th November 2020
  • Thursday 14th January 2021
  • Thursday 11th March 2021
  • Thursday 29th April 2021
  • Thursday 24th June 2021



11am - 1pm

Facilitated by Thinking Classroom consultant and ILM executive coach Mike Fleetham these sessions will use techniques for creating high quality professional dialogue in a confidential setting. Each session comprises a focused input and a structured open forum in which group members will be able to set the agenda and share their experiences, suggestions, ideas and questions. This is a positive, collaborative problem solving opportunity using group coaching activities that you can also use back in school with your leadership teams.

Cost and Booking: Guide Price: £375 for 6 sessions. Further Information: Email for info: or call for a chat. Booking: Wandle TSA

There is also a Thinking Deputies running through WandleTSA.