Monthly Archives: July 2015

Professional Learning Communities: Links to research and implementation guidance

Professional Learning Communities offer a structured way of fostering action research in the classroom and consistent sharing of practice between teachers. These links will introduce you to the research behind them and the practical approaches to setting them up effectively: … Continue reading

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The Importance of Rapport in Coaching

http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/importance-building-rapport-coaching-programmes/188999 Interesting read for managers who coach others but also for Teaching and Learning Coaches who are supporting colleagues.

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The Plenary Producer: Great resource for teachers, coaches and trainers

This resource is full of great ideas for plenary slots. The_Plenary_Producer.ppt.150715

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Leverage observation and coaching approaches: Good read for observers and coaches in the FE sector

This is a really interesting blog with a series of additional posts at the bottom of the page. I think this approach could enhance some conversations with teachers after lesson observations in the FE sector. http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2014/12/14/archimedean-leadership-1-what-problems-could-leverage-observation-solve/

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Embedding English Effectively In Plans: Ten Top Tips For Teachers

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
Identify naturally occurring opportunities to embed English – don’t fake it!   On your plans, note down the one or two aspects of English you are actively developing in that lesson/module – don’t overload it.  …

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