Author Archives: joannemilesconsulting

Creating the conditions for CPD to flourish

In schools and colleges there are many real and complex challenges in offering CPD opportunities that both motivate staff to get involved and meet their varied needs and preferences. In my freelance consultancy and training role, here are some of … Continue reading

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Research on teaching and learning: A list of reports, articles and blogs for FE and schools

Thanks to Tom Sherrington for sharing this great collection of research summaries. He introduces them on his website as follows: There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format … Continue reading

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Cognitive Load: Blogs and Resources

Cognitive Load Theory by Dan Williams: https://furtheredagogy.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/cognitive-load-theory/ Oliver Caviglioli’s Cognitive Load Theory Resources by Greg Ashman: https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/oliver-cavigliols-cognitive-load-theory-resources/comment-page-1/ Chapter summaries by Oliver Caviglioli of a major text on the topic of cognitive load theory: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/author/72 Dual Coding: Can There be too Much … Continue reading

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A Podcast:Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom with Joanne Miles and Kelly Long

Here below is a link to the podcast I made recently with Kelly Long from Inspiration 4 Teachers We talked about how to encourage innovation, creativity and the sharing of classroom practice in schools and colleges. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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A CPD session, but not as we know it

As a freelance trainer and coach in the education sector, I am often booked to deliver a session on staff development day at a school or college. This is inevitable as it is a rare opportunity for staff to attend … Continue reading

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Sharing practice to reflecting on practice: A positive move for CPD in FE?

Sharing practice sessions are a staple of CPD programmes in most of the colleges where I have worked as a teacher, trainer and coach and those in which I now work as a freelance consultant and trainer. There seems to … Continue reading

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Lesson observations – quality assurance or quality improvement?

http://blog.optimus-education.com/lesson-observations-quality-assurance-or-quality-improvement The blog on the link above includes some thoughts on the importance of gaining staff feedback on observation practices and seeing observation as a tool for professional learning and quality improvement as opposed to mere quality assurance. There is … Continue reading

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