Monthly Archives: July 2013

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: A Different Approach to Dissemination

At Tower Hamlets College in London, teachers have been carrying out Supported Experiments to enhance teaching and learning and I attended their dissemination event on July 11th 2013. For more information on the Supported Experiments model, please click here: http://geoffpetty.com/for-team-leaders/supported-experiments/Continue reading

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United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP) Conference 2013, Evolution: Solution Focus – Stories, language and relationships

Friday June 14th 2013, hosted by Change Birmingham Recently, I attended this conference as a participant and also presented a workshop there. It was fascinating to meet colleagues involved with using solution focused approaches in different sectors and it struck … Continue reading

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Tips and Techniques for the Teacher’s Toolkit

Many colleges are updating their intranet areas with tips and techniques for teachers to use in planning for learning. Some colleges are also preparing induction materials for new staff or those on teacher training courses. Here are some blog postings … Continue reading

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Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the FE and Skills Sector

Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the FE & Skills Sector, Optimus Education Conference on November 28th 2013, London http://www.optimus-education.com/conferences/conference/FE/main I’ll be presenting two workshops at this conference, one on formative assessment strategies for the classroom and one on performance … Continue reading

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Planning for stretch and challenge: 12 practical ways to enhance your scheme of work

At this time of year, teachers are often planning ahead to the new term. Here are some tips for incorporating stretch and challenge and differentiation into plans for learning/schemes of work. ┬áPlanning for learning Think up 2 extension questions/tasks for … Continue reading

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