Monthly Archives: January 2020

Book Now! Better Professional Conversations; Enhancing Education One Discussion At A Time

Last year I attended the CollectivED Knowledge Exchange in Birmingham and really enjoyed the chance to share experiences and challenges with colleagues in different sectors who are all involved with coaching, mentoring, teacher education and research. This year the event … Continue reading

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Creating Space For Professional Learning Communities And Supported Experiments To Flourish

In the last decade many schools and colleges have introduced Professional Learning Communities and/or Supported Experiments cycles, as vehicles for teachers to reflect on research and practice, explore new approaches, experiment in their classrooms, collaborate and share what they learn … Continue reading

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Book now! Developing Advanced Practitioners National Conference (March 2020)

The Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners has been running since 2018 with funding from the Education and Training Foundation in the UK and has provided a rich and powerful range of opportunities for Advanced Practitioners/TLA coaches to develop their … Continue reading

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Coaching for Coherence: perceptions, experience and impact of a teaching and learning coaching initiative in a further education context by Deborah Eagle

This is a really interesting read for coaches, Advanced Practitioners and Quality/Staff Development leads in the FE sector. Many insightful points about the significance of culture, collaboration, mindset and values in supporting and developing teachers. Link to the dissertation below: … Continue reading

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Reading and Visuals for Principles of Instruction by Barak Rosenshine

https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Principles-of-Insruction-Rosenshine.pdf https://teacherhead.com/2018/06/10/exploring-barak-rosenshines-seminal-principles-of-instruction-why-it-is-the-must-read-for-all-teachers/ https://heathfieldteachshare.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/putting-theory-into-practice/ https://edcentral.uk/edblog/expert-insight/a-beginners-guide-to-professor-barak-rosenshine http://www.formapex.com/barak-rosenshine/615-what-characterizes-an-effective-teacher-an-exclusive-interview-with-barak-rosenshine https://belmontteach.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/10-research-based-principles-of-instruction-for-teachers/ https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/principles-of-instruction  

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Interesting Reads For Coaches/Mentors In Education: The Value Of Goal Setting And The Skills Of Listening And Questioning

A. Two blogs from Jim Knight on the value of goals and habits in our coaching work with teachers: https://www.instructionalcoaching.com/peers/ https://www.instructionalcoaching.com/should-we-forget-about-goals-and-just-focus-on-habits/   B. Khorshed Bhote on the use of questions within coaching conversations: https://khorshedb.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/coaching-conversation-questioning-skills/   C. A post from the … Continue reading

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