Monthly Archives: December 2014

Active and Independent Learning: Blogs on Theory and Practice for Teachers

Interesting blog with a range of views about how to define independent learning: http://jamesmichie.com/blog/2011/10/what-is-independent-learning/ Article on the theoretical underpinning of active learning: http://w3.gre.ac.uk/~bj61/talessi/atl.html Rationale for active learning plus links to practical classroom resources and activities: http://geoffpetty.com/for-teachers/active-learning/ Bank of short video … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
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 models in the sector and I will be sharing tips and…

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Blog Bulletin: Feedback and Marking – Great Reads from Twitter

Really interesting blog full of great ideas for giving verbal feedback in a practical session and ways to develop the learners’ confidence and competence: http://drowningintheshallow.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/tlc-verbal-feedback-3/ Great list of practical and engaging approaches for using questioning in different ways as part … Continue reading

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Peer Visits or Pair Sharing: How can we encourage more of it in the FE sector?

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
Last week I led a workshop on ‘peer observation’ at the Optimus Education Conference for FE. I was sharing the findings to date from two colleges that I am supporting with their efforts to encourage peer…

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