Monthly Archives: April 2014

The benefits of project management: what can it do for you and how can you develop the skills?

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
It’s a common thing to hear people complaining about how badly an initiative has been implemented. Poor communication, unrealistic planning, a lack of monitoring, things tailing off with few useful outcomes – you know the litany…

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Developing higher order thinking skills: quick classroom approaches

Sadly all learners are not born with well-developed higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Unfortunately some learners have these skills but do not always deploy them at appropriate points in your lessons. So it can be helpful … Continue reading

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Engaging learners with success criteria: some practical classroom tips

If learners understand what success looks like in a task, they are more likely to be able to achieve it. If success criteria are vague, or presented in exam board jargon, or not decoded for students, they can be unclear … Continue reading

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Managing Behaviour In Class: Interesting Twitter Reads

http://www.optimus-education.com/managing-behaviour-good-lesson-planning-and-feedback http://www.capita-sims.co.uk/blog/managing-behaviour-educating-yorkshire-way http://mrlock.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/its-the-behaviour-stupid-turning-a-tough-school-into-a-good-school/    

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Who’s Afraid of Embedding English….. Or should that be whose afraid…?!

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
I predict that this is going to be the kind of thing FE teachers will be discussing in workrooms throughout 2014 and managers will be fretting over in meetings. All over the sector, handbooks, teachers’ toolkits…

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Project pitfalls and how to avoid them

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
The challenging nature of projects In every sector, projects have become a fact of life – and yet project management processes are often not in place. There is an expectation that projects will deliver business change,…

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Coaching for sustainable development or just working on the observation profile: What are we really doing in the FE sector?

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
Current challenges In the FE sector, are we coaching teachers with real development in mind or just to move them from one observation grade box to another on our spreadsheets? This may sound harsh but conversations…

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