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The VIBE Course for Teachers of Business

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The VIBE Course for Teachers of Business


 VIBE (‘Bringing Vigour and Innovation to Business Education’)

A course specifically designed for Business Studies Teachers - to Invigorate the experienced teacher and Inspire the Newly Qualified.


Core Components:


S       Starting with a Spark – imaginative ways to introduce new topics in the classroom, particularly the more mundane, eg Legal Structure, Market Research, Distribution Channels, Organisational Structure, Workforce Planning, Costs, Cash Flow, Budgets, Communication, Quality, Value Analysis, Automation.


M       Mastering the Monsters – key advice on how to deal with the more difficult topics, eg Breakeven, Cash Flow Forecasting, Final Accounts, Ratio Analysis, Elasticity, Sampling, Forecasting (Time serves), Motivation, Organisational Structure, Production Methods, Critical Path Analysis, Decision Trees.


A        Anecdotes from the Audience – optional opportunities for delegates to share ideas, including their favourite resources – provided at various stages throughout the course


R      Ravishing References – from a wide range of sources including the internet, up-to-date newspaper and magazine articles, professional associations, as well as direct from businesses.


T     Timesaving Tips – ideas on building your own instant stimulus material for the classroom and other timesaving tips.

VIBE Feedback 2014/2015

“I’ve been teaching over 20 years and this is one of the best course I’ve ever been on.  So much I will be using in both my business and accounting teaching.  Brill!”

 “I loved it! Real examples to use with the students to try and make potentially “dry” activities interesting and stimulating.  Claire and Andy worked well together and had a wealth of knowledge to impart.” 
Joanne Graham, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

“Lots of excellent material that I can use instantly.  A really enjoyable day, lots of new ways of introducing topics to engage the interest of students, I’m going to use some this week.”

“Great resources and activity ideas – especially for ‘difficult’ or ‘boring’ topical areas.  Will definitely be producing these to engage and inspire my students!”

“Very useful exercises which can be used in the classroom, across all levels.  Very engaging and enthusiastic at all times.  I feel it is excellent value due to the range of topics covered and the materials provided.  A really useful training course which can only be of benefit.”

VIBE Feedback 2013/2014

“This is the best training course I’ve been on!  The materials are excellent and the demonstrations were brilliant – I can’t wait to teach organisational structure now!”
Sandra Skelton, Christ the King Sixth Form College

“This is an excellent course, very good value for money.  The best course I have been on in my 10 years of teaching.  It will definitely help you to transform learning.” 
Nichole Knight, The Hollyfield School

“Fantastic – Excellent quality.  Up to date and relevant.  Very sparkly engaging and exciting!  This is one of the best courses I have been to – focused, well targeted, did what it was supposed to and more.  Well resourced and informative.  

Fantastic – would definitely recommend!” 
Jamila Gurgee – Blackburn College

“Good fun and fast pitched.  Well thought out and comprehensive package of materials.  Very enthusiastic and engaging.  My concentration didn’t waver once in 6 ours of instruction.  Incredibly useful.  Has saved me weeks of work and most certainly has ‘invigorated’ my teaching practices.” 
Dickie Downs – Malvern College

"Best course I have attended in terms of resources given out.  Practical activities and prizes added to the enjoyment.  What a fantastic way to use string!!  I can thoroughly recommend this high quality experience.  Accessible resources.  Small number of people – less inhibiting – chance to talk. (TBBLE – good but too many delegates)." 
Ruth, Solihull

"Great!  I will be using the freebies in the classroom.  Fantastic pace all day, it flew!  Great for new and ‘old’ teachers of business and accounting.  New techniques to take back to the class.  Thank you!"
Fleur, Altrincham

"It was a brilliant day, quality of handouts, material is certainly tailored keeping in mind the student’s age.  Quality and delivery was great, definitely recommend to make your lesson enjoyable and  rewarding."
Sam Dass


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