Monthly Archives: April 2015

Developing a social media presence: the journey of a freelance consultant and coach

I have been a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the post 16 education sector for the last three years and have been edging into the world of social media. Here are some reflections on that journey, in case they are … Continue reading

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Revision Tips and Techniques for Teachers and Coaches

It is the season for revision and wrapping up courses so with this in mind, I have pulled together a few ideas for this important stage of the year. Spin the bottle trouble-shooting This is a group activity that surfaces … Continue reading

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Gibbs Reflective Cycle – Great Coaching Tool

http://staffrm.io/@astsupportaali/UTt9jigosL I often use Gibbs Reflective Cycle in coaching conversations about challenging experiences and today I found this blog post about using it for reflecting on an assignment writing task. It is a flexible tool with a useful series of stages and the … Continue reading

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100 Top Tips to Stretch and Challenge Learners from Pembrokeshire College

100TopTipsToStretchAndChallengeLearnersPembrokeshireCollege2015 On the link above you will find an array of practical and simple tips for stretching and challenging learners. Many thanks to Steph Tindall, Learning and Teaching Mentor, from Pembrokeshire College, for sharing this with me and the wider … Continue reading

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More coaching models to explore: FUEL, OPERA, ACHIEVE and PESOS

http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-fuel/188365 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-opera/188204 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-achieve/188252 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-pesos/188203

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Embedding English: Links for Developing Reading Skills

 For teachers who want to learn more about different aspects of reading and for students who want to develop their own reading skills, these links could be useful: http://www.howtolearn.com/2013/02/skimming-and-scanning-two-important-strategies-for-speeding-up-your-reading/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/skimming-and-scanning http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/skimming-and-scanning-using-the-times-to-develop-reading-skills/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 https://sites.google.com/site/eapresourcesonline/reading/strategies-skimming-and-scanning

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Dissemination after attending an external conference: How could this happen more effectively in the FE sector?

A key question for me is: How can we effectively disseminate the content of external conferences when we return to our work settings? It is important to ensure the transfer into practice, the sharing of ideas and materials with others … Continue reading

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