Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coaching in a Crisis: Toolkit for Coaches and Advanced Practitioners

I work as a freelance trainer and coach in the Further Education sector in the UK and since the onset of the pandemic have been having conversations with many coaches working in that context and grappling to support staff as … Continue reading

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Teaching from home? Online Activities, Resources and Virtual Tours from Museums and Art Galleries

Things to watch and also activities to do with kids: https://www.tate.org.uk Creativity at home: Activities for families from the Royal Academy: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/articles/tag/family-how-to Big selection of virtual tours from different galleries and museums all over the world: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours Virtual tours of … Continue reading

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Using Zoom to manage your team remotely? Blogs, video clips and guides that help

Lots of advice on using Zoom for online meetings: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html Content on managing remote teams and running online meetings – there are specific points about doing this through Zoom but many of the strategies and approaches here are more widely … Continue reading

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Funding opportunity from Ufi VocTech Trust – deadline April 6th 2020

I am sharing this funding opportunity from UFI VocTech Trust as it may be of interest to colleagues in the sector. Thanks to Lou Mycroft for sharing this information with me. Info and links to the Ufi website below: Can … Continue reading

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Making the transition to teaching and learning at home

For Teachers: Teaching from home  Teaching and Learning Blog One: Going Digital https://t.co/R6Z8ywFZ5h?amp=1   Using Rosenshine’s Principles to re-think your delivery for the online setting by Mark Enser https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-5-point-model-deliver-online-learning Lots of helpful resources from IRIS Connect for adapting to teaching … Continue reading

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Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How can Coaches and Advanced Practitioners Support Teachers?

With colleges closed and teachers grappling with a sudden shift to full online delivery, coaches and Advanced Practitioners (APs) can play a positive role in supporting the psychological and practical transition to this new way of working. Here are some … Continue reading

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Supporting Mental and Physical Wellbeing for Teachers in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Some thoughts for teachers on how to support themselves and their students in the new world of today https://johntomsett.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/preserving-mental-health-for-school-staff.mp4   Coronavirus: 5 staff wellbeing tips for closed schools https://www.tes.com/news/5-wellbeing-considerations-when-closing-school   Harvard Business Review article about our reactions to the pandemic … Continue reading

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