Monthly Archives: January 2016

The language of professional dialogue in developmental observations

This year I am supporting some FE colleges with the transition from graded to ungraded developmental lesson observations and what a fascinating journey that is! I am watching these colleges develop a new mindset about how to watch classroom practice … Continue reading

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International Conference on Teaching and Learning

https://colegaucymru.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/teaching-learning-conference/ This looks like a very interesting event and a rare opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from other countries.

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Project Summaries of Supported Experiments in Wales

I have written about the exciting work in Wales on Supported Experiments, fostering collaboration and innovation to improve teaching and learning. Some information here: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/collegeswales-quality-improvement-fund-supported-experiments-dissemination-event-2014-what-can-the-wider-fe-sector-learn-from-wales/ Here is an interesting summary of the different projects that ran in Wales: https://moodle.colegaucymru.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=153&username=guest If … Continue reading

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Tips for coaches and advanced practitioners for engaging colleagues with development work

The current context for development work Teaching and learning coaches all over the country are working to engage colleagues with development work to improve learner performance and experience. In some settings and for some initiatives this is an easy process … Continue reading

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Embedding English: Staging a recap session with the vocabulary box

The vocabulary box Many teachers review key words and terminology by having a vocabulary box to store word cards in class and then providing opportunities for recap through games and tasks. This bank of word cards builds up session by … Continue reading

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