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Dealing in 3D

Practical strategies for dealing with disaffection, disengagement and disruption in the classroom

Reasons for attending this programme:
Why do I have to do this? This is stupid. I have to be here. What’s the point? Can we go now?
Do you hear these all too often? Do you dread the extension of compulsory education to 18 because there will be even more students in college who don’t seem to want to be there and are disaffected and disengaged? Are you tired of low level disruption?
This course provides practical strategies to inspire and transform your students from the unwilling to the engaged, from sullen to smiling!

What is this training about?
Despite many government initiatives to engage with young people turned off by teaching and learning, colleges still find themselves challenged by the 3Ds. Much research has been done into the causes of disaffection but understanding why does not necessarily give you the tools of how to respond positively.
This practical course will provide strategies, behaviours and systems to bring young people back on board. Drawing on a broad base of action research, practical applications and advanced communication techniques it provides you with a toolkit of opportunities to prevent, intervene, and engage your students.

During this programme you learn:

  • How to set up a lesson and presuppose success and engagement
  • To establish for the student’s ‘what’s in it for them’
  • To create an atmosphere of co-operation and empowerment using rules, guidelines and consequences
  • To make early interventions to prevent disruption
  • To use your non-verbal communication to greater effect and save your voice!
  • To use your language in powerful ways to gain commitment
  • How to avoid the pitfalls leading to escalation and more disengagement


  • Calmer and happier lessons for students and teachers
  • More time and energy devoted to learning
  • Reduction in staff stress and disciplinary processes
  • Increased motivation and an increase in productive study

Duration: 6 hours
Fees on application

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  • The magic was in the group brought together by Kate Julie and Owen. You miss a great opportunity if you don’t enter this course. The most magic was the potatoes! Changing belief systems in a split second. Keep up the outstanding work Thank you
    Jos Frederiks NLP Trainer

  • This course has been worth every penny. Fast doesn’t mean lacking in quality. The sheer tonnage of information is astonishing. It’s so worth it. You will learn a lot even if you are a very experienced teacher and you will enjoy it
    Dr Sharon Ney

  • It doesn’t matter how experience you are, go for it. The training was the most magic. Teaching must go over to learning and we in school have to take responsibility for that. I will use this in my work as a consultant helping schools to improve. Many many thanks for a great course.
    Anita Svennson,Swedish Educational consultant

  • This course helped me widen my ideas about teaching and learning. It prompted lots of questions about how we should approach learning. Experiential learning is profound and fun. Thank you
    David Hicks,Music Teacher

  • I thought I knew how to design a course. After attending this training it’s totally changed my view about learning design. If you are a teacher this course is mandatory for your career.
    Natthapatch Danbenchaphan,Head of Language School,Thailand

  • I may wobble but I move forward with a giggle into all that is possible. The course has accelerated my own slow and steady learning into the amazing and continued possibility of learning
    Vicky Morgan,College lecturer

  • This was loads of fun and I loved it. Fun and interactive ways of learning and how to apply that to teaching. Some may think that its only for teachers but we are all teachers in different areas. This course totally surpassed my expectations and all my goals were achieved. Creative teaching makes you want to teach. I highly recommend it so that more good teachers equal more confident kids. Just do it!
    Ky Du,Alternative Therapist