Monthly Archives: October 2014

The role of mindset in the move from graded to ungraded lesson observation cycles

Tipping point in the FE sector It’s an exciting time in the FE sector, as many colleges start to re-evaluate their lesson observation processes and look at ways to improve them. We now have several sources of research to draw … Continue reading

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Graded and ungraded lesson observations in the FE sector. Lots of blogs in one place!

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jun/12/change-use-lesson-observations-further-education https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/if-not-now-when-making-the-move-from-graded-to-ungraded-developmental-lesson-observations-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/a-response-to-ofsteds-ungraded-observation-pilot-in-fe-have-we-reached-tipping-point/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/two-thought-provoking-reads-about-graded-lesson-observation/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/peer-visits-or-pair-sharing-how-can-we-encourage-more-of-it-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/great-blogs-on-lesson-observations/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/questions-for-reflection-after-observing-a-teacher-and-giving-feedback-developing-your-skills-as-an-observer/

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Practical Approaches to Embedding English for FE Teachers: 3 for 2 offer on training event places

http://www.newbubbles.com/index.php?option=static&page_id=79 Hope to see some of you at this training event on November 11th 2014 in Croydon. It is aimed at classroom practitioners, coaches and staff who lead on embedding of English and/or Functional Skills. Plenty of practical ideas and … Continue reading

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Stretch and Challenge: All the blogs in one place!

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/stretch-and-challenge-in-group-tasks-how-can-we-stretch-the-stronger-learners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/my-learners-are-in-a-fieldsalonworkshopkitchen-how-can-i-stretch-and-challenge-them-when-outside-a-traditional-classroom-setting/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/10-tips-for-developing-your-skills-in-stretch-and-challenge/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/planning-for-stretch-and-challenge-12-practical-ways-to-enhance-your-scheme-of-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/stretching-without-punishing-them-tips-for-challenging-learners-in-engaging-ways/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/differentiation-without-extra-handouts-tips-for-stretching-and-challenging-learners/

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Blogs on target setting and assessing learning: great for teachers and coaches

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/developing-self-and-peer-assessment-skills-for-teachers-and-learners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/smart-just-isnt-smart-enough/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/clarifying-aims-and-objectives-with-learners-an-opportunity-to-engage-them-or-a-bureaucratic-process/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/peer-review-of-targets-with-a-buddy-interesting-short-video-clip/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/and-what-have-you-learnt-so-far-using-questions-to-check-and-assess-learning/

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The launch of GEMS at Southend Campus!

Originally posted on GEMS @ South Essex College:
The GEMS project has been launched across all three campuses! It is a great space where students can develop their English and Maths skills through active learning and a change of learning environment. It…

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Planning lessons for the superclass spaces

Originally posted on GEMS @ South Essex College:
The following information has been taken from http://rubble.heppell.net/superclasses/ Stephen Heppell was just one point of inspiration for the GEMS Super Classroom initiative at South Essex College.  Access his website for further inspiration for…

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