Category Archives: CPD for Teachers

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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Questioning Skills and Techniques for the Classroom

Video clips http://teachlikeachampion.com/resources/sample-videos/ Short video clips of “Teach Like a Champion” questioning techniques in the sample section – Right is Right, Wait Time and Check for Understanding Blog posts and web links http://www.theconfidentteacher.com/2017/03/the-questioning-collection/ https://teacherhead.com/2013/01/22/great-lessons-1-probing-questions/ http://sayersjohn.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/questioning.html https://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-classroom-questioning-techniques-todd-finley https://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/responsive-questioning-and-the-art-of-listening/ https://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/category/questioning/ https://improvingteaching.co.uk/2013/08/17/28-hinge-questions/ https://belmontteach.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/better-questioning-thinking-about-thinking/Continue reading

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Getting participants involved in a CPD session

It can be a challenge to design a CPD session that participants want to be involved in and feel welcome to contribute to as it takes place. From my experience, getting participants involved in a CPD session requires a combination … Continue reading

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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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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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