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Learn more about James Nottingham 


James Nottingham is the founder of Challenging Learning, a company based in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia.His passion is in transforming the most up-to-date research into strategies that really work in the classroom.He has been described by the Swedish Teaching Union as “one of the most talked about names in the world of school development.”

Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a sports coach in a school for deaf children.At university, he gained a first class honoursdegree in education.He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound social regeneration project supporting schools and businesses across the UK.

In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 –a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and brightest innovators.”

The Learning Challenge 
Challenge makes learning more interesting. Encourage your students to dive into the learning pit—a state of cognitive conflict that forces students to think more deeply, critically, and strategically until they discover their “eureka” moment. Nottingham shows you how to promote challenge, dialogue, and a growth mindset for student success.


Challenging Learning Through Dialogue
Research shows that classroom discussion has a major effect on student learning. How do we get students to talk more? Challenging Learning Through Dialogue transforms up-to-date research into practical strategies. Written by an internationally known team of educational innovators, this book is for all educators who aim to use effective classroom dialogue to engage students.  


Challenging Learning Through Feedback 
Research shows that feedback has an impressive effect on student learning—if done correctly. In fact, providing high quality feedback is one of the most critical roles of a teacher. Written by educational innovators James and Jill Nottingham, Challenging Learning Through Feedback provides educators with the tools they need to understand and craft excellent feedback.