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HOW2: Your visual guide to smart teaching online and in the classroom

Making learning memorable, active, engaging, and fun

The basics – 2-min. video


In Brief

Shorten improvement cycles from weeks to days

Improve the learning experience and enhance learner engagement through smarter teaching, both online and in the classroom.

Use HOW2s to train new and reinvigorate experienced, full, part‑time and sessional educators.

Launched in 2011, the HOW2 web app provides learning organisations with their own private and unique space for remote‑ready CPD. (And it’s great for face-to-face training, too!)

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What We Do

We use HOW2s to train new teachers and refresh experienced staff across our organisation — from Saudi Arabia to Oxford.

Sally Dicketts CBE CEO, Activate Learning Group
of Schools and Colleges

A Few HOW2 Benefits

With HOW2 you can

Support Everyone

Scale and sustain support – train new staff and refresh experienced staff, full and part time.

Access the curriculum

Access great pedagogy to unlock access to future work, life and learning opportunities.

Personalise Learning

Meet learning needs with relevant teaching solutions, accessible anywhere, anytime.

Capture Best Practice

In an instant, across department, campuses and geographies.

Make It Stick

Engage, explain, check and make sure that learning is remembered for the long term.

See Impact

No more guessing or chasing. Everyone shares and can see who’s doing what.

Go Green

Save on fuel, paper, travel and time (money). Win, win, win.

Get Better, Quicker

Immediate access to solutions means you can shorten improvement cycles from weeks to days.

Look Inside HOW2

See how you can use it

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Support & Integration

We work with you every step of the way

Our team’s been there, seen it and done it. You are not alone. You’ll be joining organisations, like yours, who enjoy being part of our HOW2 community.

Free Webinar

You tell us what you’d like to do better as, together, we explore the app so you can see the value HOW2 can add.

Policy & Strategy

Make your vision for professional learning a reality by integrating HOW2 into your improvement strategies and policies.

Into Practice

Robust, efficient, manageable and effective. See the impact of using HOW2 to develop teaching knowledge and skills.

Personal Support

We still have a phone number and are always there when you need us.


They are always there to support us and the implementation training was fantastic.

I have seen the impact that HOW2 has made in bringing improving Teaching and Learning to the top of the agenda for teachers and managers.

Dr. Esther Howarth Principal,

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We used HOW2s as part of a programme to introduce evidence-based teaching at DSCIS and found they complemented and enhanced the Defence Instruction Training package provided to new and existing instructors.

The tools and methods gave our instructors greater variety and confidence in their instructional approaches and enhanced the student experience.

We have seen student satisfaction ratings increase significantly and [HOW2s] have been an instrumental part in changing organisational and individual behaviours and cultures to reflect a genuine ‘trainee-first’ approach.

I am convinced they directly contributed to an increase in first-time pass rate from 82% to 98% for the CS Operator Class 3 training.

Colonel Garry Hearn OBE Defence Academy Shrivenham
UK Ministry of Defence

Go Green

Save time, money and a little bit of the planet


Save time (save money) setting up, delivering and chasing up. See and evidence impact.


Support all your teaching staff — full time and part time in all locations.


Coaches/mentors spend more time coaching, 40% less time preparing resources and writing up reports.

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The geographical spread of our apprenticeship delivery team within the UK means that we are faced with high travel and human resource costs if we wish to ensure quality improvement across the whole team.

Lynda Hammond Quality Manager,
CSR Group Limited
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Value for Money

I can’t imagine what we’d have to invest to get the same level of support to the same number of teachers on the same number of occasions as we do when we implement HOW2.

Gordon Duffy‑McGhie Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, Middlesbrough College

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