Monthly Archives: December 2016

Making Supported Experiments happen: How can coaches and managers collaborate to develop and improve T&L?

Many schools and colleges use models such as Supported Experiments to encourage teachers to develop their practice and own their professional learning. I note that the institutions where these initiatives take hold and come to life often have a team … Continue reading

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Manage your emails or they will manage you

Recently I have had a series of conversations with managers in colleges about the challenges of using email effectively as a communication tool. In each setting, the very mention of the word email provoked rolling of eyes and gestures of … Continue reading

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Top 4 reads of 2016 for teachers

Here are my most read blogs of 2016 related to classroom practice: 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/2012/08/23/differentiation-without-extra-handouts-tips-for-stretching-and-challenging-learners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/managing-pace-in-lessons-some-reflections-and-suggestions-2/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/embedding-english-resource-sites-for-vocational-teachers-and-functional-skills-practitioners/

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SEND events and self-assessment tool

There are bursaries available through ETF to support attendance at SEND CPD events and the designed self-assessment tool is free to download and can help organisations measure their current approach / strategy and understanding about inclusion within study programmes and … Continue reading

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Why coaching and mentoring? Webinar with Joanne Miles and Emily Barrell

Here is the link to my webinar conversation about coaching and mentoring approaches with Emily Barrell from Realise Futures Learning and Development. We talk about the differences between coaching and mentoring, the skills involved and the challenges within an educational context. … Continue reading

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Making Supported Experiments Happen: Presentation from Joanne Miles at Research Ed FE London, December 3rd 2016

Research ED FE and Vocational event in London on December 3rd 2016 was a really interesting and enjoyable event so thanks to Tom Bennett from Research ED for pulling it together.The Twitter hashtag on the day was #rEdFE if you … Continue reading

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