Monthly Archives: May 2013

Managers as learning leaders: some practical activities for team meetings

Curriculum managers and programme leaders in the FE sector are evolving into learning leaders and finding that they are expected to take a greater role in improving T&L in their areas. For many, it is a great challenge to find … Continue reading

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Peer observation: a case study from a London college

Joanne Miles met Deborah Eagle from Southgate College in 2010 when Deborah attended Joanneā€™s training day on using project management skills to deliver Supported Experiments action research projects. Since then, Joanne has been supporting Deborah with training and project planning … Continue reading

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Coaching teachers after a “poor” lesson observation: challenges and tips

Mentoring or coaching colleagues after a lesson where they received a poor observation report can be a challenging process, due to the attitudes and opinions below. It is sensitive work and requires a wide-ranging skill set and thoughtful, careful approach … Continue reading

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