Professional development courses

The Tony Little Centre (CIRL) have produced two professional development courses in collaboration with EtonX. 

‘Evidence-informed approaches to education’ consists of 6 self-paced half-hour sessions focusing on vital topics for secondary school teachers, including developing resilience in students, improving academic engagement, how character education can promote wellbeing and what we know about how Generation Z learns. Find out more here.

‘Character education in the classroom’ covers how to teach gratitude, motivation, self-efficacy, academic resilience, creativity and foster zest for learning. We look at ways of strengthening social connectedness and how to assess character interventions. Find out more here.

Professional development workshops

CIRL host regular online professional development workshops hosted by education professionals from a wind variety of fields. To sign up to future workshops visit CIRL’s event page here

Past workshops include:

  • Briggy Kiddle and Alex Haydock-Wilson on emotional agility
  • Christine Cunniffe on transforming school culture
  • John Taylor on project-based learning
  • Paul Redford on developing confidence, motivation, competence
  • David Weston on school improvement
  • Ian Warwick on independent learning
  • Kathy Weston on resilience
  • Rose Luckin on Artificial Intelligence and education
  • Geoff Petty on evidence based teaching methods

Watch all past workshops here.

CIRL’s Podcast

CIRL’s podcast includes interviews and talks with Professor Bill Lucas, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Research Schools International and others. Listen to CIRL’s podcast here

CIRL’s Journal

The Eton Journal for Innovation and Research in Education was launched in 2018 and publishes pieces by teachers, academics, pupils, and experts aiming to advance our understanding of what works in teaching and learning.

The articles include research pieces, reflections, student voice, and theoretical pieces, among others. The aim of the journal is to understand interdisciplinary approaches to issues around education and teaching and learning. CIRL want to provide a platform for educators and teachers from different professional backgrounds to publish their work and encourage an active dialogue across contexts. Read CIRL’s journal here