Category Archives: CPD for Teachers

Why teachers need reflection and development space right now

For teachers in all settings the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major changes to the way we plan and deliver learning programmes with students. As a profession we have had to re-think our approaches to communication, engagement, structuring sessions and … Continue reading

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How can we enhance the depth and quality of reflection around lesson observation through coaching?

I was part of a webinar recently organised by CollectivEd which focused on having better professional conversations and building professional cultures for teachers to thrive in. I spoke about how we can enhance the depth and quality of reflection around … Continue reading

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Sharing Plans And Practices For Unseen Observation: Video of Zoom Session with Prof Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

Today I had the pleasure of hosting a Zoom session with Prof Matt O’Leary and colleagues from the FE sector, to discuss plans and practices related to unseen observation. Here is the video clip of that session for download. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eATkKc5JPByT9sYmWy7MrWs9gxgLZUba/preview“>SharingPlansAndPracticesForUnseenObservationZoomSessionJune11th2020Continue 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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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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Unseen Observation: A Tool For Reflection And Professional Learning

A post from Professor Matt O’Leary highlighting the benefits and potential applications for unseen observation: https://t.co/hXJDRnWAVb?amp=1 Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli outlining how you can use unseen observation in a coaching context: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/coaching-with-unseen-observations Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli on a … 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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Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How can Coaches and Advanced Practitioners Support Teachers?

With colleges closed and teachers grappling with a sudden shift to full online delivery, coaches and Advanced Practitioners (APs) can play a positive role in supporting the psychological and practical transition to this new way of working. Here are some … Continue reading

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Just moved to online teaching due to the coronavirus? Here are some blogs and videos to help develop your digital skills

 How to teach online with Zoom: Complete Introduction https://bit.ly/2WBLzXT   QuizSlides offering free use of their platform for 3 months https://quizslides.co.uk/prices   Thanks to https://twitter.com/MarkBeetlestone and https://twitter.com/PhilEdTech  for sharing all these resources on using Microsoft Teams https://sites.google.com/view/remotereadylearning How to use … Continue reading

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