Category Archives: FE

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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The challenges of sustaining joined-up CPD

I am working with Optimus Education to deliver some workshops around creating sustainable, joined-up CPD cycles and here is a link to a blog on this topic, covering some of the common pitfalls and ways around them. Details of the … Continue reading

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Training on creating a sustainable, joined up CPD cycle

I am working with Optimus Education to present several half day events to help schools and colleges develop sustainable, joined up CPD cycles.¬†There will be plenty of practical approaches shared as well as chances to network with others from the … Continue reading

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Classroom Practice Development – A different approach to CPD?

As a freelance trainer and coach in schools and colleges, I am often invited to deliver training on a staff development day. This can give staff access to research insights and expose them to different classroom approaches as well as … Continue reading

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Most read blogs for coaches in 2016

Here are my most popular blog postings from 2016, related to coaching skills and models. Happy new year to you! https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/tips-for-coaches-and-advanced-practitioners-engaging-colleagues-with-development-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/coaching-models-for-teaching-and-learning-coaches-cigar-vista-and-score/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/video-clips-for-coaches-the-grow-model/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/the-language-of-professional-dialogue-in-ungraded-observations/

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Making Supported Experiments happen: How can coaches and managers collaborate to develop and improve T&L?

Many schools and colleges use models such as Supported Experiments to encourage teachers to develop their practice and own their professional learning. I note that the institutions where these initiatives take hold and come to life often have a team … Continue reading

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Why coaching and mentoring? Webinar with Joanne Miles and Emily Barrell

Here is the link to my webinar conversation about coaching and mentoring approaches with Emily Barrell from Realise Futures Learning and Development. We talk about the differences between coaching and mentoring, the skills involved and the challenges within¬†an educational context. … Continue reading

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