Category Archives: Advanced Practitioners

What are the potential benefits of unseen observation?

Models and cycles are valuable tools to aid reflection and development and I use them regularly in my practice as a CPD trainer and coach in schools and colleges. The GROW model of coaching, the Supported Experiments cycle and the … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pedagogy: Questions For Exploring TLA Practices In The Virtual Realm 080520

As teachers develop new ways of working in virtual spaces with learners throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, I am hearing conversations starting about the nature of pandemic pedagogy. For many teachers it has been a complex and challenging journey to bring … 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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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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How are we doing with supporting staff in the coronavirus pandemic? Reflection questions for TLA Coaches and Advanced Practitioners

┬áTLA Coaches and Advanced Practitioners┬áhave been working hard all over the sector to support teachers during the transition to teaching from home in the FE sector of the UK. The Easter break is now creating a natural pause point and … Continue reading

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How am I doing with teaching from home during the coronavirus outbreak? Reflection and planning questions for teachers

Author: Joanne Miles, Coach, Consultant and Trainer Schools and colleges in the UK are now several weeks into the closures triggered by the coronavirus crisis and we are currently in the Easter break period. It feels like a good point … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries 1: What can a freelancer in Further Education do now?

Just over a week into the coronavirus lockdown I am taking stock of where I am as a freelance trainer, coach and consultant in the Further Education sector of the UK. I have moved out of the initial shock and … Continue reading

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