Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stretch and Challenge in Group Tasks: How can we stretch the stronger learners?

When I teach and train groups or observe lessons, I am more and more aware of the challenge of stretching stronger learners within group tasks. Stronger learners are often allocated the role of supporting others, peer teaching etc, which consolidates … Continue reading

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New Planning, Coaching and Review Services for the FE sector from Joanne Miles

Would you like some space and time to review your CPD processes and plans? Could you benefit from using a coach to think through ways to enhance your T&L culture? Would you like to hear about effective practices from other … Continue reading

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Too much, too quickly? Embedding English in the FE Sector

Embedding English is a hot topic, with a great deal of change and rapid implementation happening in some FE colleges. My feeling is that we need to tackle this area but it helps to really consider context and phase the … Continue reading

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Enhancing your observation cycle: joint event with Dr Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

I’m very pleased to be co-presenting a day event with Dr Matt O’Leary on enhancing your observation cycle. Matt will look at research around graded and ungraded approachesĀ in the sector and I will be sharing tips and ideas about making … Continue reading

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Cloud-based presentation tools for teaching and learning

Great summary of a range of cloud-based presentation tools that we can use/adapt in teaching and learning contexts. Thanks to Martin Compton for sharing this with me. Cloud-based presentation tools

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Date for your diary:E-tools CPD day in London on September 26th 2014

  This looks like a really practical and useful event to attend, if you want to explore e-tools for teaching and learning and also share experiences with others. Could be a great one for coaches, advanced practitioners, teacher trainers and … Continue reading

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Not well-equipped for flipped? How the in-class flip might help develop your learners’ skills

The problem with flipped learning…. There is a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about flipped learning, about the possibilities of engaging learners outside the classroom with activities that cover core content and therefore freeing up class time for higher … Continue reading

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