Kestrel Consultants – Paul Tyack
Paul is a Primary educator with 16 years experience in a variety of schools and education systems. While he has experience of teaching the UK National Curriculum in London, Wales and in an International setting in Brunei, the majority of his experience and approach to education is founded on the International Baccalaureate system. He has worked in the IB PYP (Primary Years Program) for 10 years in International Schools in Portugal and Italy.
Paul is a trainer in Inquiry-driven and Concept-based pedagogy. These constructivist, student-centred approaches have a marked effect on motivation, engagement and responsibility, while teaching understandings of wide scope which can be applied across different situations.
Paul strongly agrees with John Hattie’s research findings, that the biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers. Therefore, all his workshops are focused on pedagogy and empowering teachers to develop and refine their skills, reflecting on and evaluating their impact. He has a strong background in mentoring teachers through making the transition toward teaching with an inquiry approach.
Paul cultivates his theoretical and practical understanding of global and local issues in education by continued engagement with the International Baccalaureate and being a part of the British Council Connecting Classrooms global Core Skills project. He enjoys using his wide range of experiences to support and empower teachers to make changes to their approach to make their classes relevant, engaging and challenging.
The biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers.