Monthly Archives: April 2020

How are we doing with supporting staff wellbeing in the coronavirus pandemic? Reflection questions for discussion in schools and colleges

In response to the coronavirus outbreak and national lockdown, schools and colleges have moved to teaching and working from home, with all the wellbeing challenges that this shift entails. As the weeks pass, related issues have become more visible – … Continue reading

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How can teachers develop during the lockdown? CPD resources for professional learning in the pandemic

Programme of online sessions and resources from ResearchEd: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wxr_uWg1L-uLpjaUqQNVPhJLcwj6HJMmH7JkztvrwlU/edit?usp=sharing Blog post signposting different sources of CPD for the lockdown: https://classteaching.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/lockdown-cpd/ Webinar with Daniel Willingham on Helping Learners Think Critically About Internet Sources: https://t.co/cmTpPj65Am?amp=1 A webinar with Geoff Petty on an … Continue reading

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The trouble with technology: Overcoming the challenges of distance teaching and remote working

Tackling the challenges of remote teaching and learning Is it fundamentally impossible to get remote learning to work as well as classroom-based learning? Are there things we could do to improve it that we are not doing? Plenty of food for … Continue reading

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Developing yourself during the pandemic: Interesting videos and reads for TLA Coaches/APs

Some questions for reflection or for discussions with colleagues: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/how-are-we-doing-with-supporting-staff-in-the-coronavirus-pandemic-reflection-questions-for-tla-coaches-and-advanced-practitioners/   Interesting video of a reflective conversation – Taking a kaleidoscopic view of England’s coaching in education with Professor Rachel Lofthouse and Rose Blackman Hegan: https://t.co/Bc9gDHOpua?amp=1   Have a listen … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries 2: Living Well In The Lockdown, 20th April 2020

In the UK we have now been in lockdown for nearly a month and I have begun to find a new way of life and started to notice aspects of it that help me stay well. This blog is a … Continue reading

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How are we doing with leading our colleges through the coronavirus pandemic? Reflection questions for leadership teams

We are now a month into the coronavirus pandemic in the UK and our Further Education colleges are currently delivering learning programmes remotely for students. There is no clear route back to classroom delivery as yet and so leaders and … Continue reading

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Perspectives On Adapting To Life In Education During The Coronavirus Pandemic

1.Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure by Aisha S. Ahmad https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Should-Ignore-All-That/248366/#.XoPvH3FVrOh.facebook   2. Why a strict routine might NOT help during lockdown Laura McInerney https://t.co/AnNPOTv1CM?amp=1   3. Artefacts of practice; learning in lockdown by Professor Rachel Lofthouse … Continue reading

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