Steve Garnett

Steve Garnett has been a teacher for 24 years. He has delivered INSETs to over 7,000 teachers over the past 10 years in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Teachers who have attended Steve’s courses have regularly described them as ‘inspirational’.

Steve is an award-nominated author whose book ‘The Subject Leader’ was shortlisted for Best Secondary Resource in the prestigious BESA awards.

He has also written ‘Using Brain Power in the Classroom’ which a TES Review described as ‘strong in its resume of the latest research into what constitutes effective learning’. Steve is also co-author of ‘Spoon Feed No More – Improving Classroom Performance’ – which is a definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Dragonfly Training.


Workshop: Spoon Feed No More

‘This session will provide delegates with classroom strategies that are lesson ready and can be used with minimal preparation literally the next day. The focus will be on getting pupils to be more engaged, less dependent and more active thinkers as well as ‘doers’ – it will be ‘work shop’ style training with lots of ‘doing’ and maybe even a few smiles too.’

The theme of Spoon Feed No More is about trying to create a classroom where the pupils
are working harder than the teacher. This involves trying to increase independence and
lesson teacher dependency! So this will mean a classroom where pupils are:
1. engaged and active participants
2. showing high levels of independence
3. able to reveal what they know and understand through effective questioning
4. ‘assessment literate’ and understand and contribute to what quality outcomes look like
5. who know they are making progress due to carefully chosen tasks meeting appropriate
The training will demonstrate classroom based suggestions to show what each of the 5
aspects could look like in day to day teaching.

Steve Garnett