Category Archives: Grade 3 and 4 observations

Discount Flyer for Reclaiming Lesson Observation edited by Dr Matt O’Leary

I am very pleased to have been a contributor to the new book on lesson observations edited by Dr Matt O’Leary and entitled Reclaiming Lesson Observation – Supporting excellence in teacher learning. https://www.routledge.com/Reclaiming-Lesson-Observation-Supporting-excellence-in-teacher-learning/OLeary/p/book/9781138656604 The book includes a range of perspectives … Continue reading

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Podcast on creating scalable coaching models in schools and colleges

Here below is the link to a recent podcast that I made with Kelly Long from Inspiration 4 Teachers ¬†We are talking about how to create a model for coaching that works well within the constraints of time and budget … Continue reading

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Leverage observation and coaching approaches: Good read for observers and coaches in the FE sector

This is a really interesting blog with a series of additional posts at the bottom of the page. I think this approach could enhance some conversations with teachers after lesson observations in the FE sector. http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2014/12/14/archimedean-leadership-1-what-problems-could-leverage-observation-solve/

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Embedding Coaching: Training Event for Colleges and Schools

http://www.sectortraining.com/events/335 Hope to see you at this exciting training event on how to embed coaching in your school/college in a sustainable and effective way. It will include opportunities to hear from colleagues about how they have approached this and to … Continue reading

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Lesson Observation – new approaches, new possibilities: Cross Sector Conference

I am delighted to be involved with this major event for the sector on the hot topic of lesson observation. The event includes speakers from the world of research as well as case studies from colleges and insights from consultants … Continue reading

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Want to develop your coaching skills?

I have pulled together a series of blogs to support people who are starting to develop their coaching skills or who are interested in developing coaching capacity in their workplace. Developing your coaching skills https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/tips-for-beginner-coaches/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/tips/structuring-a-short-coaching-conversation/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/preparing-for-a-coaching-conversation-hints-and-tips/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/video-clips-for-coaches-the-grow-model/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/coaching-the-coach-exploring-the-oskar-model/ Developing … Continue reading

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Two thought-provoking reads about graded lesson observation

If you are following or engaging in the current debates around the validity of graded lesson observations, these two blogs could be great food for thought:  

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