Category Archives: embedding literacy

A collection of blogs about revision skills

There are some bloggers who areĀ able to produce really interesting and useful posts on a regular basis and here are some of my favourites, writing on topics related to revision. Thanks to all of them for their work and generous … Continue reading

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Blogs for teachers and coaches on embedding English

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/embedding-english-developing-learners-note-making-skills-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/embedding-english-using-your-glossary-more-effectively-to-develop-vocabulary-skills/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/15-practical-classroom-strategies-for-helping-students-with-vocabulary/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/embedding-english-staging-a-recap-session-with-the-vocabulary-box/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/embedding-english-effectively-in-plans-ten-top-tips-for-teachers/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/embedding-english-useful-phrases-for-highlighting-the-english-in-lesson-plans-and-schemes-of-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/embedding-english-resource-sites-for-vocational-teachers-and-functional-skills-practitioners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/embedding-english-web-links-on-spelling-and-punctuation/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/embedding-english-links-for-developing-reading-skills/

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Blogs for managers and leaders on embedding English in FE

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/whole-organisation-approaches-to-embedding-english-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/whos-afraid-of-embedding-english-or-should-that-be-whose-afraid/ Embedding English: How can leaders and managers support and develop their teams? https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/reasons-to-be-cheerfulthe-optimus-education-national-fe-conference-on-embedding-english-and-maths-2015/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/too-much-too-quickly-embedding-english-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/embedding-english-the-explicitness-factor/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/embedding-english-10-questions-for-team-meetings-or-cpd-slots/

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Top 4 reads of 2016 for teachers

Here are my most read blogs of 2016 related to classroom practice: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/planning-for-stretch-and-challenge-12-practical-ways-to-enhance-your-scheme-of-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/differentiation-without-extra-handouts-tips-for-stretching-and-challenging-learners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/managing-pace-in-lessons-some-reflections-and-suggestions-2/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/embedding-english-resource-sites-for-vocational-teachers-and-functional-skills-practitioners/

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Embedding English: 10 questions for team meetings or CPD slots

Embedding English is one of the hottest topics in the FE sector at the moment and I have been working with many colleges recently to support their improvement work. At this point in the year, curriculum teams are beginning to … Continue reading

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Whole organisation approaches to embedding English in the FE sector

Embedding English has become a high profile topic in the FE sector, driven by a combination of learners’ needs, employment requirements and inspection demands. Colleges all over the UK are working on this, with overarching strategies being devised or reviewed, … Continue reading

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Embedding English: Staging a recap session with the vocabulary box

The vocabulary box Many teachers review key words and terminology by having a vocabulary box to store word cards in class and then providing opportunities for recap through games and tasks. This bank of word cards builds up session by … Continue reading

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