Category Archives: Coaching

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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Planning a CPD Strategy: Some Questions For Reflection or Discussion

  What is the purpose of a CPD strategy, for you? And for others? What is the benefit of devising a strategy for CPD? What will the strategy help you to do? What ethos and values do you want to … Continue reading

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CollectivED webinar programme: Let’s Talk About…Better Professional Conversations

In lieu of our planned CollectivED / GCI conference in June (now rescheduled for November 9th) we are hosting a new webinar series drawing on the conference themes of Better professional conversations; enhancing education one discussion at a time. I … 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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Recording of Zoom Conversation: Professor Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles on Unseen Observation and Virtual Walk Throughs

Today I spent a fascinating hour in conversation with Professor Matt O’Leary discussing principles and practices related to unseen observation and virtual walk throughs/learning walks. Here is the link to the video recording of that conversation:   https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2-BHDYrC0jJIGKOK2nDBd6kdAYC8aaa8gCYeq_FfmRslU40zaRiXYnXaVUhFazGF    

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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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