Category Archives: Coaching

Performance Development Reviews (PDRs) in Colleges and Schools: Pitfalls and Tips

The Performance Development Review process (PDR) is gaining prominence in many schools and colleges, in an attempt to standardise and formalise performance management conversations. Depending on the mindset and skills of managers and staff, this process can be experienced in … Continue reading

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Advanced Practitioner Research and Development Programme: Book now!

AP development programme As part of an exciting ETF project with research on and professional development for Advanced Practitioners, there are places available for a three-day development programme this term. Information and booking details below. Book now as this is … Continue reading

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Webinar with Joanne Miles and Emily Barrell: Approaches for Tackling Mentoring Challenges

Mentors and coaches often encounter challenging conversations and have to decide on the best approach to take at that moment. In this webinar, Emily and I discuss a range of mentoring situations and reflect on some different responses to them. … Continue reading

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Making the most of the teaching and learning coach/advanced practitioner role in your school or college

It is encouraging and exciting to see many FE colleges and schools investing in the teaching and learning coach/advanced practitioner role, as it can play a positive part in developing staff and driving up TLA quality. In my work as … 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‚Äôs 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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Want to set yourself up as a freelancer in education? Blog posts on how to make it happen

I worked in colleges and schools for twenty years and now I work for myself as a sole trader, managing the business side of being a freelancer and also the training/consultancy/coaching delivery into schools and colleges. It is a challenging, … Continue reading

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