Category Archives: Culture for Learning

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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