Category Archives: Advanced Practitioners

Reflective Skills for Teachers: How can you develop your own and support colleagues with their reflective practice?

Reflective Skills: What are they and how can they benefit teachers? Mindset and Communication Skills of the Reflective Peer: Reflective Skills: Useful questions for a reflective conversation with a colleague: Some pointers on how to be an effective reflective partner … Continue reading

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Teaching Space Podcast: Exploring Coaching In Education And Training with Martine Ellis and Joanne Miles

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/exploring-coaching-in-education-training-interview/id1324183779?i=1000493441763 Thanks to Martine Ellis for inviting me to discuss coaching models and skills on the Teaching Space podcast. I hope there are areas of interest here for people involved in coaching in their workplace, school or college.

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Teaching Excellence Podcast with Stef Wilkinson and Joanne Miles: Starting the new academic year in the time of covid-19

In this podcast for the Teaching Excellence series, I talk to Stef Wilkinson about starting the academic year in the time of covid-19. We discuss different models of provision, some challenges and helpful approaches in blended learning and how to … Continue reading

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CollectivEd Knowledge Exchange (November- December 2020) Better Conversations: Enhancing education one discussion at a time

Better Conversations, enhancing education one discussion at a time. Four weeks of online knowledge exchange opportunities hosted by CollectivED, Growth Coaching International and Instructional Coaching Group. I am delighted to be involved, discussing the use of coaching approaches to enhance … Continue reading

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Think-Pair-Share: A Classroom Strategy For Active Learning

Blog post on the benefits and applications of think-pair-share as a classroom technique: 2. How think-pair-share can aid active learning including in digital spaces: 3. An online version of think-pair-share: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-for-home-learning-secondary-science/0/steps/75741 4. Transform think-pair-share with cognitive science: https://www.retrievalpractice.org/strategies/2018/think-pair-share 5. Tom … Continue reading

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#APConnect Professional Development Blended Modules Now Booking! Learning opportunity for Advanced Practitioners, TLA Coaches and those who lead them

This is the third year of the thriving Advanced Practitioner Professional Development Programme, supported by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by Touch Consulting.  Bookings are now live for the three brand new blended #APConnect Professional Development Modules. If … Continue reading

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Some students in the classroom and the rest attending sessions from home, synchronously or asynchronously? Welcome to the “HyFlex” model

The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, course format is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. These two blogs are a great summary of … Continue reading

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A reflective Zoom conversation about professional presence in virtual spaces with Joanne Miles and Michelle Wakeling

Thanks to Michelle Wakeling from Hadlow College for joining me in Zoom today to talk through ideas and experiences of being our professional selves in virtual spaces as we learn to coach, train and teach online. We share our observations, … Continue reading

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Teaching Excellence Podcast with Joanne Miles and Stef Wilkinson: Professional Development on Lockdown

Thanks to Stef Wilkinson for inviting me to talk about professional development in the FE sector during the coronavirus pandemic for an episode of The Teaching Excellence Podcast. We covered lots of ground related to 1:1 development for teachers, how … Continue reading

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Making The Most Of Live Online Learning Sessions – Loom Presentation by Joanne Miles

I have been talking to teachers recently about how we make the most of live online learning sessions with students and so here are some thoughts on that hot topic: https://www.loom.com/share/763a1a73e3b14ef5b7d1d09014d1d846 And here is the slide presentation to download: MakingTheMostOfLiveOnlineLearningSessions.JoanneMiles.2ndJuly2020

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