Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twitter is worth reading! A great blog on feedback

This is just one of the little gems I found on Twitter while surfing on my phone this morning on a train journey! Hope this convinces the doubters that Twitter is worth looking into….. Great blog posting on feedback for … Continue reading

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Top Reads of 2013: Blog Postings for Coaches

Here are the most read blogs for coaches from my site in 2013 – hope they are interesting and useful to pass onto others  Joanne Miles Developing and coordinating your coaching network: challenges and tips Questions for reflection after observing a teacher … Continue reading

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Top Reads of 2013: Blog postings for Managers and Leaders in FE

Happy 2014! Here are the most read blogs from my site, which I hope provide some useful food for thought and discussion for managers and leaders in the FE sector. A Think Piece for Leaders in FE: The Big Conversation … Continue reading

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Top Reads of 2013: Blog Postings for Teachers

Happy 2014! Here are the most read blogs for teachers from my site. Hope they are useful and thought-provoking… Differentiation without extra handouts: tips for stretching and challenging learners Developing self and peer assessment skills for teachers and learners Using technology to … Continue reading

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Using technology to enhance learning: a list of useful links

1. Guide to flipped classrooms http://t.co/2FsIgkbvwN 2. 60 inspiring uses of Twitter in the classroom http://t.co/WIKe9qPZ2l 3. BECTA research archive http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110130111510/http://research.becta.org.uk/ 4. Using IPads for learning http://t.co/vbQpemOVmH 5. Search for e-learning, ICT and ILT on Geoff’s site http://geoffpetty.com 6. Webinars … Continue reading

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Reclaiming team meetings from bureaucracy: ten tips for managers on putting the focus on teaching and learning

Team meetings in the FE sector are rare and precious, so surely the most important thing a manager can do is to make them count towards improving learner achievement. Yet many curriculum meetings are bogged down with administrative, bureaucratic tasks … Continue reading

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